Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mea Shearim early in the Morning


Pictures from Jerusalem's Ultra - Orthodoxen neighbourhood Mea Shearim. Travel guides always stress the importance of Mea Shearim among the haredi population in Jerusalem. The truth is that, during the past few years, haredi population spread all over town. Today we have many haredi neighbourhoods. Just look at Kiryat Belz, Kiryat Matterdorf, Kiryat Zanz, Sanhedria, Bar Ilan, Beit Israel, Ma'alot Dafna, Ramat Eshkol, Beit Vagan, Teile Ramots, and others.

Tourists, no matter if Israelis or others, should avoid visiting the Mea Shearim market as well as the backyards. Mea Shearim inhabitants consider this as tresspassing their territory and if you go, you should definitely dress up very modestly and even wear haredi style. Women should avoid raising their voices and keep away from screaming around.

If you want to visit Mea Shearim as a tourist, do so during the week and walk along the main road called Mea Shearim Street.

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