Eating Pious Pastries in Mea She'arim

In the first installment of a three-part series about eating and drinking in Mea She'arim, we visit the ultra-Orthodox hood's bakeries.

Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods are an intimidating and mysterious labyrinth to most secular visitors. This cityscape, bustling with life yet severely conservative – its walls plastered with signs demanding that women dress modestly and urging tourist groups to stay out – can also appear hostile to the stranger.