‘We Wait for It All Year’: Welcome to Israel's Haredi Vacation Season

For three weeks every summer, Israeli vacation spots enjoy a completely new clientele: ultra-Orthodox Jews, who are making the most of the religious schools break to hit the beaches and hiking trails

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Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox families are camping out on this small stretch of beach on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is so crowded that their tents practically touch one another.

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