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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 #60 on: May 06, 2010, 06:41:17 PM »
what's the best resturant with rav rubins hechsher?
i wish i knew what i was doing...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2010, 06:47:38 PM »
maybe la casa on yaakov meir in geula. (some burgers bars are also rubin) as far as milchigs, i think lattecinni on ibn shaprut in rechavia is rubin

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2010, 06:50:00 PM »
What's a good breakfast place in J'lem like for belgian waffles or the like?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2010, 06:51:16 PM »
cafe rimon in town (NOT mamilla)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2010, 07:04:04 PM »
cafe rimon in town (NOT mamilla)
What's the difference between the 2?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2010, 07:35:00 PM »
mamilla doesnt have a good hechsher, at least last time i looked into it

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2010, 07:44:48 PM »
mamilla doesnt have a good hechsher, at least last time i looked into it
Seems like all Cafe Rimon's are under "Badatz Rabanut Yerushalayim L'Mehadrin"
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2010, 08:29:53 PM »
rabanut mehadrin is not a good hashgacha. thats why rimon in town has additional hashgachos, such as chasam sofer p.t.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2010, 08:38:16 PM »
I don't think Ill ever understand the hashgocha situation in Israel.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #69 on: May 06, 2010, 08:49:57 PM »
its not so complicated. just like in america there are hasgachos that arent good, such as if they rely on kulos that the mainstream dont hold of or if nobodys home. there are "hashgachos" here that is nothing more than a piece of paper and it says mehadrin etc. they are completely illegal and the government is constantly taking them to court. however the signs still hang in some restaurants. such as in the restaurant Gabriel. the sign hanging in there is from a completely bogus organization. there is no hashgacha on the restaurant. the problem is that americans come, and either they dont know hebrew or they know enough to read the word "mehadrin" and think its okay. another example is the popular "mitz pri" in geula. he has a "teudah" hanging in his store, but if you read it, it says that "we give a hasghacha on a certain brand of frozen fruit" he just made a copy and hung it in his store. he has no hashgacha at all. he might buy his fruit from the side of the road with no trumos and maasros taken off, arla etc, and nobody would ever know. he happens to be a rasha as i know people that went to his store and he tells them that this paper is a hashgacha, and when the person read it, he pointed out that wasnt the case, and the owner started hitting him. for more info see jerusalem kosher news by yechiel spira

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #70 on: May 06, 2010, 08:53:13 PM »
It's much more complicated than in the US.
I can go to LA, NYC, Chicago, Cleveland, etc. and eat in a restaurant knowing that it's kosher.
In Israel I don't have a clue which are acceptable and it seems that everyone tells you another opinion about each one.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #71 on: May 06, 2010, 09:05:56 PM »
in la theres a hashgacha from r' bukspan that nobody in the mainstream eats from due to the fact that he has some big kulos when it comed to basar shnisaleim min haayin. one of the establishments he certifies is the hot dog kiosk at the grove

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2010, 09:10:44 PM »
in la theres a hashgacha from r' bukspan that nobody in the mainstream eats from due to the fact that he has some big kulos when it comed to basar shnisaleim min haayin. one of the establishments he certifies is the hot dog kiosk at the grove
Fair enough, but 99% of LA restaurants (including all the good ones) are under Kehilla/RCC.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2010, 09:13:43 PM »
there are a lot more jews and restaurants in israel, and not so much a controlling body

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2010, 01:10:14 AM »
True, never thought of it. Maybe because in Israel, real treif is very hard to find?

I spoke to hechsher experts, and they told me that our local machsike hadass hechsher, as far as seriousness, beats all the big and famous ones by miles, such as badats, rubin, landau, and so on.