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Jerusalem: Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews Tour

Product ID: 178230
This tour is designed to give you a glimpse into the rich cultural and religious identity of the ultra-Orthodox Jews living in Jerusalem. During the tour, visit a traditional neighborhood, which isn’t typically visited by tourists.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 4:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a traditional ultra-Orthodox neighborhood
  • Explore the day to day lives of the local community
  • Learn about the special customs from an insider’s perspective
Full description
Visit a traditional neighborhood, which isn’t typically visited by tourists, giving you the opportunity to remove the veil of a culture that most people have only observed from the outside. The tour is guided by a member of the local ultra-Orthodox community, who will take you for a walk around the streets of a nearby ultra-Orthodox neighborhood.

Along the way, your guide will point out many significant religious symbols, customs and sites. You will also be shown places such as a bookstore, music store, restaurant, typical bakery, clothes shop, synagogue, Yeshiva, and more to get an insight into the communities daily lives. Note that some of these places won’t be possible to enter as it’s forbidden by the local community, so you’ll get a glimpse from the outside with explanations from your guide.

During the tour you are encouraged to have a discussion and ask your guide questions. You will discuss various issues related to this community’s life; such as marriage, the role of women in their society, media, charity, Kosher food and phones, Sabbath and holidays, as well as the current place this sector plays in modern Israeli society, demonstrating the very interesting narrative of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish people in Jerusalem.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour in Jerusalem
What’s Not Included
  • Food and snacks

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Meeting point

Abraham Hostel, Davidka Square, Haneviim 67, Jerusalem

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Modest clothing is required, this includes a scarf/shawl for women and no shorts or bare shoulders for both men and women
• Please remember to bring a hat, water, and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Die Tour war sehr spannend. Ein ehemaliges Mitgleid der Orthodoxer Gemeinde hat uns 3 Stunden lang durch das Orthodoxe Viertel geführt und dabei sehr detailliert über religiöse Ansichten, Lebensweise, Konflikte etc. des Orthodoxen Judentums erzählt. Dadurch, dass er selber in der Gemeinde aufgewachsen ist, hatte er sehr detaillierte Kenntnisse - durch seinen Austritt hatter er auch den nötigen kritischen Blick, um keine Propaganda zu machen. Er war jedoch nicht gehässig uns sehr empathisch. Alle Fragen wurden ausführlich beantwortet. Diese Tour kann ich jedem empfehlen, der sich für das Orthodoxe Judentum interessiert.

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November 6, 2019

My daughter and I did this trip. Thank you so much. Our guide was brilliant. He spoke with such insight and from his own experience which made it a truth. Sorry I can’t remember his name. We did it Sunday 3 November @4.30 pm. He was so insightful. Magnificent, life changing in terms of how I look at ultra Orthodox Jews, it helped me bring compassion for them all and particularly the men, no mor judging. It was for me a life changing experience. Thank you again. Shalom Niamh

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November 4, 2019

The tour wam absolutely amazing! We discovered so many things and details about Mea Shearim and the ethnic group of ultraorthodox Jews. The view of its streets combined together with extremely well informed guide who knows the secrets of these groups makes the trip unforgettable. Thank you Moti for being so genuine and passionate tour guide :)

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February 24, 2020

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Product ID: 178230