Tour guide Ibrahim (center) escorting the group of Haredi Jews around Nazareth. The Church of the Annunciation is in the background. Gil Eliahu

When a Muslim Guide Led ultra-Orthodox Jews Through Jesus’ Hometown

Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arabs are known to be the two poorest sectors in Israeli society. A tour of Nazareth for 20 Haredim highlights many similarities between the two communities. Just don't mention the baklava.

Outside the fabled Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, a Muslim tour guide reveals to a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews how the Virgin Mary learned she was about to conceive the son of God.

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