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Me'a She'arim

Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Journey in the Time Tunnel

A trip through the streets of the Mea Shearim neighborhood is a journey through the time tunnel to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
Better avoid on Shabbat

Me'a She'arim is the neighbourhood where the orthodox or Haredi Jewish live - mostly of Eastern... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A trip through the streets of the Mea Shearim neighborhood is a journey through the time tunnel to the Jewish town of Europe a hundred years ago, and perhaps even more. The stores, the people's costumes, the billboards and the ads are all very different...More

Thank itziks100
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Me'a She'arim is the neighbourhood where the orthodox or Haredi Jewish live - mostly of Eastern European descent. The walk around in large numbers in their very uniform remarkable dress of black suits, white shirts and big black hats. We felt out of place but...More

Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Interesting experience which feels authentic and educational! Dress modestly coming to this area and be respectful. My advice: never come here on Sabbath unless you know all the rules and laws. Especially :never drive here on sabbath. You could be subjected to violent angry protest....More

2  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This area of Jerusalem is inhabited by many ultra-orthodox Jews who are not mainstream Israelis. They live their life as they think their creator expects them to. Dress modestly and respect their neighborhood. They are not actors. It is not a show. They are living...More

3  Thank marc s
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Mea Shearim is an ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. We wanted to find some 'insider' spots in our trip to Jerusalem, so we contacted this really cool guy on couchsurfing, and this is one of the (uniquer) places he took us to: in walking just 50...More

2  Thank henriette136
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Don't just go in the main street but go behind in the back streets Shops are brilliant It is going back in time

2  Thank aellituv
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Mea Shearim is trip back to the Jewish East European SHTETEL. come pedestrian,late morning or midday,use modest dressing.long sleves,ect... This is one of the new quarters,built outside the walls of the old city Rabi Samuel Homuner built the first house,as well as Joel Moshe Solomon...More

2  Thank airport2015
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

In a way it feels like being an alien from a different universe walking around this neibourhood, making it possible to observe modern ultra-orthodox Jewish life. Well, the word modern does not suit the scene here. It is also a time machine two hundred years...More

1  Thank Fabian K
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have a special connection to this neighborhood as my mother's family lived there in the 1800's-1920's. It is a time capsule which, despite being a completely modern Jew, I find fascinating. be sure to dress modestly--long skirts and sleeves for woman, no shirts or...More

1  Thank elliott S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A trip back in time. Love the laundry hanging from the apartments. Dress modestly as to not offend the residents. This is the place to get Judaica at good prices. They also have a Hazorfim silver store across the street from the entrance. Be aware...More

Thank thashimi
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