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Emergency numbers
Police 100
Hatzolah AND Ambulance 101
Fire 102

Restaurants

Jerusalem

NameLocationTypeHechsherReview
Agas VetapuachIn City HallDairyOUDrago
Ahavat Hayamnear Gan SacherFishRabbanut Mehadrin
Bagget MarcianoKanfei NesharimShnitzel sandwichesRabbanut Mehadrin
Big AppleBen YehudaPizzaRabbanut Mehadrin
Big AppleParanPizzaRabbi Weiner, Rabbanut Mehadrin
Burgers BarBeit HadfusFast foodRubin
Cafe CafeKanfei NesharimDairyBadatz Beit Yosef
Cafe De MasaBen YehudaDairy/MeatRabbanut Mehadrin
Cafe RimonBen YehudaDairyRabbanut Mehadrin
Cafe RimonMamillaDairyRabbanut Mehadrin
EntrecoteGolda Meir, Har ChotzvimUpscale MeatRubin
Felafel HateimaniYoel, Bukharian ShukFelafel
GabrielShimon Ben ShatachUpscale meatBadatz Beit Yosef
GabrielaShimon Ben ShatachDairyBadatz Beit Yosef
Greg'sMamillaDairy CafeRabbanut Mehadrin
Grill BarCity centerIsraeliMachpoud
HaburganimParanBurgers, Sandwiches   Rubin
Halo TeimanKnisa La'irShwarmaMachpoud
HaSalatiyaHillelSalad BarRabbanut Mehadrin
Keyara RambanSit-down FleishigAgudat Yisraelmoish
LucianaMamillaDairyRabbanut Mehadrin
MaozKing GeorgeShwarma
Miro'sNear the MirFelafelEida Chareidis
ModernRabbanut
Moshiko Falafel/Shwarma Ben YehudaRabbanut
MuscatKanfei NesharimDairyRubin
NoyaShlomtzion HamalkaMeatRabbanut Mehadrin
OsakaAgripasSushiChatam Sofer PT
PapagaioTalpiotSit-down MeatOUchuchem
PrimaveraLeonardo PlazaDairy
Red Heifer26 King David StreetMeatRubinLet3 Armadillo ChaikelRots
RiccotaHar ChotzvimDairy ItalianRabbanut Mehadrin
Rimon BistroBen YehudaMeatMachpoud
RodriguezHar ChotzvimMeatMachpoudmoish Rots5
Sam's BagelsBen YehudaBagels
Shalom FelafelBetzalelFelafel
SheyanRambanAsianAgudat Yisrael
The Spaghetti'sMamilla mallDairyRabbanut Mehadrin
Sushi Garden YirmiyahuSushiChasam Sofer BBMoishebatchy
SosumiIbn ShaprutSushiRabanut Mehadrin
Uzi's FalafelYishayahuFalafelEida Chareidis
Waffle BarParanDairyRubinMoishebatchy
Waffle BarBeit HadfusDairyRubin

Tel Aviv/Center

NameLocationTypeHechsherReview
Cinnabon          Rabin Square, Tel Aviv       Bakery              Rabbanut           Moishebatchy

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Activities

Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Kotel Tunnel Tours
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do


Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it

North

Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking

South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2010, 01:15:28 PM »
Go to Papagayo in Talpiot
It has a mehadrin hechsher and is unreal. Their meats beat alot of american fancy restaurants.
For 179 you get all you can eat. They will serve you 7 diffrent type of meats (2 amazing steaks) after you tried all 7 you can tell them which ones you liked and have as much as you want. Its really amazing. Forget about el gaucho in Ramat Gan, this is the real deal!!!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2010, 01:16:30 PM »
primivera is in the sheraton hotel

The sheraton is history, to many people ate their with starwood points! ;-)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2010, 01:33:06 PM »
1. sheyan on ramban st (asian fusion)
2. keyara also on ramban
3. primavera in the leonardo
4. entrecote in har chotzvim

5. el gaucho in ramat gan

What do you like at each place?

Go to Papagayo in Talpiot
It has a mehadrin hechsher and is unreal. Their meats beat alot of american fancy restaurants.
For 179 you get all you can eat. They will serve you 7 diffrent type of meats (2 amazing steaks) after you tried all 7 you can tell them which ones you liked and have as much as you want. Its really amazing. Forget about el gaucho in Ramat Gan, this is the real deal!!!


Sounds awesome!
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2010, 01:47:08 PM »
We loved both the Dairy and Meat restaurants of Cafe Rimon. I dont remember the exact dishes but whatever we had we loved.

Also in Ben Yehuda you must go to the "FroYo" place I think it is actually called "Katzefet" Awesome ice cream of all kinds and you must have the FroYo which is a block of frozen yogurt ice cream plus a bar of all different frozen fruits, nuts, candy, chocolate, cookies etc... that you get to choose what you want inside and they blend it all with the ice cream! There are alot of imitations popping up in the states but I believe they are the one to beat. My favorite choice is Strawberry, Pineapple, Glazed pecans and chocolate.
They also have a guy making crepes out front where you can choose sauces and toppings to coat it with, it is fun watching him make them and they are also verrry good.

Sherry's in Tiveria is a great milchig place right near the boardwalk.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2010, 02:01:05 PM »
We loved both the Dairy and Meat restaurants of Cafe Rimon. I dont remember the exact dishes but whatever we had we loved.

Also in Ben Yehuda you must go to the "FroYo" place I think it is actually called "Katzefet" Awesome ice cream of all kinds and you must have the FroYo which is a block of frozen yogurt ice cream plus a bar of all different frozen fruits, nuts, candy, chocolate, cookies etc... that you get to choose what you want inside and they blend it all with the ice cream! There are alot of imitations popping up in the states but I believe they are the one to beat. My favorite choice is Strawberry, Pineapple, Glazed pecans and chocolate.
They also have a guy making crepes out front where you can choose sauces and toppings to coat it with, it is fun watching him make them and they are also verrry good.

Sherry's in Tiveria is a great milchig place right near the boardwalk.
+1 on both Cafe Rimon's and Katzefet.
I got a froyo with fruits, white chocolate, dark chocolate, cookies, etc.
Plus you can then top it off at the self-serve station with chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, and sprinkles.

Sherry's in Tiverya was not bad, but Caffe C was significantly better.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2010, 02:43:13 PM »
the canyons are actually near mitzpe rimon and r called machtesh rimon, machtesh hagadol & machtesh hakatan.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2010, 02:54:48 PM »
Wanna see something nice, and have never been to the grand canyons, check out Mitzpeh Rimon in the South
Better yet, go to Arizona to see the real thing.
Skip the long drive to the canyons and disappointing Eilat beaches during precious vacation time in Israel.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2010, 05:02:26 PM »
One of the highlights of our trip for both me and my wife and that we look forward to doing again is Friday night at the kosel. As Dan said, I dont believe in wasting all that time to get to Eilat for the subpar beaches etc... But spending time strolling around the old city,  chilling at the Kosel, walking around Tzefat and Tiveria... you just dont get that anywhere else.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010, 10:06:09 PM »
the reason i didnt mention papagaio is that the its under the ou - israel which unfortunately, for a very long time was in a very sorry state. to the point where the ou in america had to send somebody to israel to see what on earth was happening. (i actually heard first hand from a retaurant owner about all the "shtick" the management was pulling while r' luban was visiting to pull the wool over his eyes.) a lot has been written about it , see jerusalem kosher news by yechiel spira. anyways there was a change in management but according to some in the know it might not be up to par just yet, so caveat emptor. speak to somebody who knows something in kashrus to advise you, not someone who says about hashgachos in eretz yisrael "its all politics"
One of the highlights of our trip for both me and my wife and that we look forward to doing again is Friday night at the kosel. As Dan said, I dont believe in wasting all that time to get to Eilat for the subpar beaches etc... But spending time strolling around the old city,  chilling at the Kosel, walking around Tzefat and Tiveria... you just dont get that anywhere else.
chilling at the kosel?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2010, 10:56:13 PM »
chilling at the kosel?
I know it sounds funny, but after davening etc... I loved sitting there in the evening on the benches in the back taking in the view of the kosel lit up and just schmoozing or "chilling"... there is just something about it ;D

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2010, 09:17:44 AM »
I know it sounds funny, but after davening etc... I loved sitting there in the evening on the benches in the back taking in the view of the kosel lit up and just schmoozing or "chilling"... there is just something about it ;D

Well if you are into chilling, try the Zupnick Mikva on Rechov Strauss, ideally erev yom kippur after chatsos.

I actually know a guy that went there, and lived to talk about it......

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2010, 05:14:05 PM »
Amazing new place just outside Tel Aviv in Ramat Gan, it is called Art Meat.

Mehadrin hechsher and they specialize in meat and wine. It is in D mall on Jabotinsky

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2010, 07:27:04 PM »
...the disadvantage being, that ramat gan is in the proximity of bne braq...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2010, 10:57:33 PM »
Well if you are into chilling, try the Zupnick Mikva on Rechov Strauss, ideally erev yom kippur after chatsos.

I actually know a guy that went there, and lived to talk about it......
actually, upstairs is the only place in town to get a private mikva

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2010, 11:51:41 AM »
What do you like at each place?
Sheyan- You must try their cocktails... Very different! Also their coconut pasta... delicious! And for dessert they have a chocolate-peanut butter mousse- Heaven.... As for entrees, they're all equally as good so I would recommend going with a few people and sampling a little of each....