Guided tour

Jerusalem: Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews Tour

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Activity provider: Abraham Tours

Jerusalem: Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews Tour

Activity provider: Abraham Tours
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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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • 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.
  • Guided walking tour in Jerusalem
  • Food and snacks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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
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4.8 /5

based on 30 reviews

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This was the best tour I've ever done. Moti is an intelligent, informative and sensitive guide. The tone of the tour is respectful, with an emphasis that while there is a strong conformative culture in the orthodox community, it's also a community which is made up of unique individuals. This tour was the highlight of my trip to Israel. It transports you to another world without feeling intrusive. It was a privilege to be walk those streets with someone as insightful and intelligent as Moti.

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September 18, 2022

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

Product ID: 178230