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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  • August 8, 2017
    This area is the Ultra Orthodox area and they are living their lives according to their beliefs. Be respectful, dress by covering your body VERY modestly if you are visiting this area.  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    This is a great place to walk around and obverse life from another era, except that this era is alive and well in the streets of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. Haredi Jews, very Orthodox and conservative i...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    Constructed 150 years ago (1874) main area of the different groups of Orthodox and Ultraorthodox Jews,Originaly walled with six gates closing for SaturdayTODAY THE AREA EXPANDED tremendousl. COME IN S...  more »

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