Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ultra-Orthodox Jews — Explained in a Couple of Hours

After this two-and-a-half-hour tour through central Jerusalem, you’ll be an expert on the different Haredi sects’ garb. Then comes the talk about sex

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk by as Moty Barlev conducts one of his weekly “Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews” tours in Jerusalem, October 2019.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk by as Moty Barlev conducts one of his weekly “Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews” tours in Jerusalem, October 2019.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Other guides might begin a walking tour by pulling out a map to give their group members — presumably out-of-towners — a sense of orientation. Moty Barlev begins his by displaying pictures of ultra-Orthodox men: Some are dressed in long coats, others just in jackets; some have long side curls, others simply sideburns; some sport long beards, others are clean-shaven.

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