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Title: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 02, 2013, 09:25:41 AM
My doctor (Jewish, not Observant) is going to Israel soon.
I told him I will compile a list of tourist sites.

He is about 60, so I doubt he will be doing hikes, long road trips.

Where do you recomend?
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Shreknit on June 02, 2013, 09:47:26 AM
Masada
Chevron
Dead Sea
Eilat
Ein gedi


Just some quick ones
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: satturn on June 02, 2013, 10:07:35 AM
kosel
underground bullet factory
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Twin on June 02, 2013, 10:12:39 AM
Holocaust museum 
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: moish on June 02, 2013, 10:15:50 AM
http://israel21c.org/news/israels-top-10-tourist-sites/
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: real-brisker on June 02, 2013, 10:46:44 AM
Blind/Deaf Museum
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: sky121 on June 02, 2013, 11:12:35 AM
Who is he going with ? Wife ?
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: mendoul on June 02, 2013, 11:15:37 AM
Massada
Dead sea
Bullet factory
rosh hanikra / Golf car
Kosel
Tzfas old city
Yad vashem
Chevron
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: moish on June 02, 2013, 11:22:16 AM
Massada
Dead sea
Bullet factory
rosh hanikra / Golf car
Kosel
Tzfas old city
Yad vashem
Chevron

i havent been to rosh hanikra in years; whats the golf car?
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Shreknit on June 02, 2013, 11:46:54 AM
Massada
Dead sea
Bullet factory
rosh hanikra / Golf car
Kosel
Tzfas old city
Yad vashem
Chevron


Mentioned those already
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 02, 2013, 11:52:16 AM
Blind/Deaf Museum
+1 was an amazing experience.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: sky121 on June 02, 2013, 11:52:16 AM
Art fairs in Tel Aviv
Ben Yehudah
The Tayelet
Tiveria
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Ergel on June 02, 2013, 11:53:14 AM
Palmach museum
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: real-brisker on June 02, 2013, 11:55:04 AM
AV - You were by both? I only went to blind, was very cool.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 02, 2013, 12:02:59 PM
AV - You were by both? I only went to blind, was very cool.
The blind was definitely cooler, but the deaf was an amazing experience too in its own way. I would say they were 2 very different kinds of experiences and time permitting you should try both.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Ergel on June 02, 2013, 12:05:13 PM
The blind was definitely cooler, but the deaf was an amazing experience too in its own way. I would say they were 2 very different kinds of experiences and time permitting you should try both.
+12
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Mutty on June 02, 2013, 01:09:32 PM
The blind was definitely cooler, but the deaf was an amazing experience too in its own way. I would say they were 2 very different kinds of experiences and time permitting you should try both.
+1 Did both. Actually enjoyed the deaf better. maybe because the guide was hilarious.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 02, 2013, 01:10:51 PM
+1 Did both. Actually enjoyed the deaf better. maybe because the guide was hilarious.
So was ours, I wonder if we had the same one or do most of them have a good sense of humor.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: sky121 on June 02, 2013, 02:06:38 PM
So was ours, I wonder if we had the same one or do most of them have a good sense of humor.

I've never been to either. Is this a place kids would enjoy ? How young ?
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: real-brisker on June 02, 2013, 03:11:34 PM
Not for kids IMHO, at least the blind one, they will be very scared. (I wasn't by the deaf one)
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: mendoul on June 02, 2013, 04:05:29 PM
i havent been to rosh hanikra in years; whats the golf car?


http://www.rosh-hanikra.com/sitepage.asp?p=15&lan=eng
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Mutty on June 02, 2013, 04:27:09 PM
Not for kids IMHO, at least the blind one, they will be very scared. (I wasn't by the deaf one)
Blind for 8-9yo and up. Deaf is great for all
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 02, 2013, 06:21:29 PM
I don't see why the blind museum would be on anyone's "top 10" for Israel.  It is something that is found all over the globe (and in South Africa its actually much cheaper than IL), all run by the same company IIRC.  If someone is going to Israel to see sights that are only in Israel, Blind museum ain't one of them.

Eilat is IMHO debatable... Definitely not on top 5, maybe maybe on top 10!
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 02, 2013, 06:38:28 PM
Group of 5 doctors.

I assume they will not travel all the way to Eliat.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: real-brisker on June 02, 2013, 06:59:28 PM
Galtzyaner -1
Put it how you want it, But I don't think anyone here has gone to the blind museum other than in IL.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 02, 2013, 07:31:03 PM
Galtzyaner -1
Put it how you want it, But I don't think anyone here has gone to the blind museum other than in IL.
Fact is there's one right here in South Street Seaport (temporarily closed due to Sandy damage), and "Since its first opening in 1988 over six million visitors from more than 25 countries have experienced Dialogue in the Dark."

They're all over the place http://www.dialogue-in-the-dark.com/ (http://www.dialogue-in-the-dark.com/).
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Mutty on June 02, 2013, 07:32:09 PM
Fact is there's one right here in South Street Seaport (temporarily closed due to Sandy damage), and "Since its first opening in 1988 over six million visitors from more than 25 countries have experienced Dialogue in the Dark."

They're all over the place http://www.dialogue-in-the-dark.com/ (http://www.dialogue-in-the-dark.com/).
True
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: real-brisker on June 02, 2013, 07:38:22 PM
Ok, I hear what your saying.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Mutty on June 02, 2013, 08:10:51 PM
Do they have the deaf one here too? I thought only the blind. By the way that Palmach museum is fantastic!
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Centurion on June 02, 2013, 11:25:17 PM
Group of 5 doctors.

I assume they will not travel all the way to Eliat.
what type of doctors? they might want to see the genetic research lab on kanfei nisharim ( doctors only)
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 02, 2013, 11:45:07 PM
Don't mean to be a naysayer, but once you put Palmach Museum in your "Top 10", then what about the Haganah musuem, the Etzel museum, the Lechi musuem, the Tzahal Museum, Yad Lashiryon Tank museum @ Latrun, IAF museum in Beer Sheva, etc etc... The list doesn't end!  I really honestly do think that all the aforementioned are awesome places, however if a VIP or a group of professionals come to IL and you have to get down to ~10 specific sights to see =top 10, I wouldn't put any of those on the list.  They're very important, and I highly recommend them, but just not that important IMHO.

The only museum's which are a must are Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum (Bible Lands museum which is a few feet away - right across the entrance, wouldn't hurt).  The City of David/Davidson Center/Southern Wall excavations would/should probably anyways be incorporated in a visit to the Kotel and Kotel "tunnels".
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 02, 2013, 11:49:30 PM
what type of doctors? they might want to see the genetic research lab on kanfei nisharim ( doctors only)
orthopedic
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Centurion on June 03, 2013, 12:32:35 AM
not familiar with any ortherpedic work - somewhere near beer sheva they have a prosthetic lab no sure details though
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: jj1000 on June 03, 2013, 12:36:48 AM
NOT Eilat! It's like a mediocre Miami beach.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2013, 12:37:37 AM
NOT Eilat! It's like a mediocre Miami beach.
Paging Damaxer :D
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 03, 2013, 12:42:20 AM
NOT Eilat! It's like a mediocre Miami beach.

Please don't insult the beaches of South Floridai! ;D

The only things to see in Eilat is the underwater reefs/diving or whatever, and perhaps Hai Bar and Kings City biblical theme park.

Otherwise it's a poor ugly city (outside of the immediate hotel area).
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Chaikel on June 04, 2013, 02:07:55 AM
I've always enjoyed watching the jaws literally drop when non-frum or modox ppl check out the Mir Beis Midrashim (Beis Yeshaya 3rd floor in particular). It's quite an experience for anyone who has never seen something like it. I highly recommend it for anyone who grew up in a non-yeshiva environment
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: damaxer91 on June 04, 2013, 02:50:00 AM
Paging Damaxer :D

Don't make me say it cause I will
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: jj1000 on June 04, 2013, 05:41:59 AM
Don't make me say it cause I will
I'm lost so please do. Otherwise I'll have to search.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 04, 2013, 06:41:08 PM
I've always enjoyed watching the jaws literally drop when non-frum or modox ppl check out the Mir Beis Midrashim (Beis Yeshaya 3rd floor in particular). It's quite an experience for anyone who has never seen something like it. I highly recommend it for anyone who grew up in a non-yeshiva environment
+100  Good idea!
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 04, 2013, 08:24:38 PM
Please don't insult the beaches of South Floridai! ;D

The only things to see in Eilat is the underwater reefs/diving or whatever, and perhaps Hai Bar and Kings City biblical theme park.

Otherwise it's a poor ugly city (outside of the immediate hotel area).
I found Eliat awesome.
I did Chai Bar, Scuba diving, snorkeling, king solomon copper mines, but I don't think it is worth the trip if you only have a week.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: jj1000 on June 04, 2013, 09:26:02 PM
I found Eliat awesome.
I did Chai Bar, Scuba diving, snorkeling, king solomon copper mines, but I don't think it is worth the trip if you only have a week.
How'd you enjoy the sandy err I mean rocky beaches?

ETA-  If you haven't been snorkeling/scuba in an actually exotic place before I guess I can see the appeal. 
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 04, 2013, 09:27:27 PM
How'd you enjoy the sandy err I mean rocky beaches?
I actually enjoyed Bat Yam, Tel Aviv and Netanya beaches more.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: jj1000 on June 04, 2013, 09:28:23 PM
I actually enjoyed Bat Yam, Tel Aviv and Netanya beaches more.
Agreed. And the Kineret is the only water I enjoyed swimming in.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 04, 2013, 09:29:43 PM
Agreed. And the Kineret is the only water I enjoyed swimming in.
I actually loved the salty water in Eliat, it was so blue.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: DovtheBear on June 04, 2013, 09:31:32 PM
Put it how you want it, But I don't think anyone here has gone to the blind museum other than in IL.
-1
I have.
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: sky121 on June 04, 2013, 09:32:50 PM
Eilat is great for the underwater life. And the awesome dark blue color of the water. Water sports are fun there as well.

Tel Aviv is great for swimming especially with kids since the wave breakers.


Ashdod is fun with a galgal yam to enjoy the crazy waves.

And the Kineret is just perfect.
#favplace
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 04, 2013, 09:33:30 PM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/32zjmvq.jpg)

Eliat YUM!!
Title: Re: Top 10 Tourist Sites To Visit In Israel
Post by: Yeki89 on June 04, 2013, 09:36:58 PM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/34zlmht.jpg)

Kinnert, also YUM