Mea Shearim – the 100 gates Shtetel
The hundredfold, in Hebrew, gave the name to the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. The series takes a peek into the everyday life of this special community. Today, Mea Shearim looks like a city within a city, the streets preserve the characteristics of an Eastern European shtetl in pre-war Europe. Life goes around strict adherence to Jewish law, prayer, and the study of Jewish religious texts. Traditions are visible in dress. Black frock coats and black hats for men and long-sleeved clothing for women. Married women wear a variety of hair coverings. The men have beards, and many grow long side-curls.