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Me'a She'arim

Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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Return to Eastern European Jewish roots

This area of Jerusalem is inhabited by many ultra-orthodox Jews who are not mainstream Israelis... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
marc s
New York City, New York
via mobile
like going in a time machine!

Mea Shearim is an ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. We wanted to find some 'insider' spots... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Berlin, Germany
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Mea Shearim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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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 19 October 2016

Mea Shearim is not a tourist attraction but a thriving ultra orthodox community. It is a cultural experience to just visit, observe and walk the streets. The community is made up of many sects some of which are identified by the type of dress including...More

Thank Howard P
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 21 July 2016 via mobile

If you want a real "Jewish cuisine" experience while visiting the ultra orthodox neighbourhood try Deutsch restaurant on Mea Shearim St. Some would call it greasy. I enjoyed it. I had the chicken with stuffed kishke. Less than $10 for a main plus sides. Beed...More

1  Thank jerusalemtravel
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
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Walking in Mea Shearim is an antrepological expirience which is special and cant be done in another area in Israel and the most of the world.Ultra orthodox Jews in their place of living.

1  Thank menachemle
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Morgan B
17 September 2017|
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Response from Yisroelf | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly walk through the streets of Mea Shearim during this time. Of course dressed modestly and respectfully. Joining in a private celebration may be complicated though.