Home to ultra-Orthodox Haredi and Hasidic Jews, Mea She’arim is an insular, old neighborhood whose narrow streets evoke the feel of Eastern Europe’s shtetls
Mea Shearim is a neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel. It is located in the center of the city, just outside the walls of the Old City. Mea Shearim is known for its ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, which is one of the most religious and conservative in the city.
Mea Shearim was founded in the late 19th century, as a neighborhood for Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. It was named after the Hebrew words “mea shearim,” which mean “hundred gates,” and it was designed to be a self-contained community where the residents could live according to the strictest interpretations of Jewish religious law.
Today, Mea Shearim is a vibrant and dynamic neighborhood, and it is known for its narrow, winding streets, its traditional architecture, and its colorful and vibrant markets. It is also known for its religious community, which is comprised of a number of different Hasidic sects and other ultra-Orthodox groups.
Mea Shearim is an important part of Jerusalem’s history and culture, and it continues to be a fascinating and unique place to visit. Visitors to the neighborhood can experience the vibrant culture and traditions of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, and can learn more about the history and beliefs of this fascinating and diverse group of people.