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Me'a She'arim, Jerusalem

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Me'a She'arim stands as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Jerusalem and is home to the strict Orthodox Hasidic people. Its name originates from the Torah, depicting the community of "100 gates." Limestone buildings covered in Hebrew line the cobblestone streets. Visit the fruit and vegetable market and pick up a fresh challah at the bakery. Immerse yourself in the rich religious culture, however be aware that strict "modest" dress codes need to be followed. Also, during the Shabbat, visitors are not allowed to take photos, use mobile phones, smoke, or drive. Men need to cover their heads when entering synagogues. A visit to Me'a She'arim represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jerusalem travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • The district is very large and covers several streets long. It is a community of religious rigorists, most immigrants from Poland, reminiscent of other Christian of the same tenor as the Mennonites or amish. They do not watch TV and are reported by newspapers murals. Their clothes are ancient and solemn. I recommend to visit him in Sabbath - what you recommend almost anyone - because it is when they become overly strict. That is does not happen you take pictures, talk on the phone, go with too bright dresses or make emotional signs on public roads because arman it you well-armed. In Sabat ultra-Orthodox men speed through the street way of the synagogues. Sometimes with children also with curls and women that will collect the hair in a Cap. If one steps seriously and discreetly does not have any problem.
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  • 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 neig...  more »
  • Already 40 years ago we had photographed it in passing and we took a lecture which thankfully we didn't talk English or yiddish ... ... .... anyway a community stops over time seem to be early 1900! I can't remember if we were gone purposely or accidentally.
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