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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Djerba
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:13:19 PM »
Hi. Would anyone here know, if the Hilula will take place this year? If yes, which date are they doing it? Monday night or Tuesday?
Thinking of grabbing the opportunity of visiting Tunis, as my plan to be in Meron for Lag Baomer was canceled.
I do see that there are some flights from European cities, like Paris, Dusseldorf.
I don't see here a master thread for Djerba / Tunisia.
Any relevant info regarding Tunisia would be appreciated

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Up In The Air / Re: Is Royal Jordanian Safe?
« on: December 04, 2019, 03:56:10 PM »
Having visited Jordan last summer, I can't understand this all hysteria. My experience was that most Jordananians from the Petra area are nice people,  the same goes for people from Amman,  my driver knew very well that I am Jewish, although I wasn't dressed Chasidish while in Jordan.

This all inspections is in my eyes more for the protections of the tourist, the Jordan government has a lot of pressure from the Palestinians who live near the Israeli border. Therefore they try to avoid having obviously looking Jewish people going around and dancing, as this will only invite violence from the Palestinian immigrants.
After all, it's a a fact that some people are looking to harm Jewish people.

Now I do understand that ON THE BOOKS it looks like and it is discrimination, but after all,  I believe it's more for keeping calm in Jordan,  which is comprised of many tribes,  and some of them are ancestors fro Palestinians,  who harbor hate towards Jews/Israelis.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:16:49 AM »
Khal chasidim and chabad,  both are on 10 Ave x 172 St.
Chabad is a newer and nicer.

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Up In The Air / Re: Ex-TLV Routes and Flights Discussions
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:36:45 AM »
Looks like DL JFK-TLV 2x daily comes back 5/21.
Has this been announced before? Is this officially a seasonal 2x now?

Looks like they can use a Heimeshe guy for that route for planning purposes.
Why wouldnt they start it 2 weeks earlier and get the Lag Baomer traffic from NYC - TLV?
Maybe they checked by the secular calender,  and this year Lag Baomer was 5/23, and they saw an increase in traffic around those days, and think it will repeat next year at the same dates?.
It's not the first time that I see they miscalculated between the Yiddish calender and secular.
I saw a similar episode a few years ago regarding Succos in a market which is used frequently by Yiden. Where they upgraded a route 2 days after Succos and therefore missed the heimeishe traffic. And us Yiden had to pay more....  Less revenue...
Another example, why wouldnt they move their flight Thursday before succos 2 hrs and get it filled with heimeishe yidden who wonna travel to EY for suucos?
They can also move the Moitzai Shabbos flight earlier and make it easier for those who can arrive in Isreal late before Zman and let's say make it just enough time to get from Brooklyn to JFK after zman Moitzai Shabbos.
I am sure they have the gates available on a Saturday night to make such a minor schedule change when they do the scheduling a year in advance.

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Sorry for tbe ignorance,  but I never had a season pass before.
Can I go in to a park and buy there the pass for my family, and activate it, and than use it at my local six flags.
Planning to be in Montreal myself next week, wondering if I can get there the season pass for my wife and kids for the annual deal price and than use it in NJ.
Does the pass has an ID of all the kids?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:10:04 PM »
לתועלת הרבים
We were today by the beach in Hollywood, by liberty St x N Surf Ave, it was empty, we really had a private beach near a lifeguard, about 100 ft private from both sides.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: South Florida Master Thread
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:05:40 PM »
Hi. I am Cross posting this question.
Hi. Planing to do a day trip from south Florida to the Key West, which snorkeling place is best / cheapest. Going with young kids, don't need the more adventurous, just simple snorkeling for an hour/two.
Also what is other attractions that are recommended for kids? Better cheap/or free.
TIA.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Key West Master Thread
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:04:15 PM »
Hi. Planing to do a day trip from south Florida to the Key West, which snorkeling place is best / cheapest. Going with young kids, don't need the more adventurous, just simple snorkeling for an hour/two.
Also what is other attractions that are recommended for kids? Better cheap/or free.
TIA.

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Up In The Air / Re: AA: Can TLV be announced?
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:07:58 PM »
i would guess they are also banking on the large christian evengalical communities as tourists, as well as making it as connection point for South American countries.

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General Discussion / Re: Bingo Wholesale Club Lakewood
« on: August 04, 2019, 01:14:27 AM »
Fish for $1 is very cheap especially this week when everyone is using it. Sports cap water is also a good deal.

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General Discussion / Re: Travel To/From Israel Without Passport?
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:59:15 AM »
Wow.

Now the point of trying to convince you to make aliya wasn't a joke. Once you become an Israeli you get a different kind of treatment (worse).

They knew we won't make Aliya.
Are a regular Israeli citizens treated by their government different than a regular US citizen by his government?

I am not saying I am not proud to be a US citizen, but if someone was born an Israeli citizen he should be happy with his country the same as someone born in UK or France etc.
Anyway we Yiden believe everything is מן השמים, so everyone should be happy with his חלק.
That's not to say you shouldn't try to better your situation.

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General Discussion / Re: Travel To/From Israel Without Passport?
« on: July 08, 2019, 08:24:08 AM »
When I saw the header of the thread it reminded me of my first encounter with the Israeli system as an adult.
I never learned in Israel and my background is from Satmar.
I went to Israel once as a child as 11 years old for a Rosh Hashanah, but that was it.
When I traveled for the first time with my wife to Israel, it was for a short trip, we left JFK Thursday afternoon, and were scheduled to be back Monday morning,  Lag Baomer was that year on a Sunday.
When we arrived at the customs in Israel - BTW it was still the old airport, and we had to travel with a bus to the terminal - we realized that we don't have our passports with us. We knew and they knew that we had a passport in NY when we departed JFK, otherwise I wouldnt be able to get on the plane. 
It was a few years after 9/11, we were a young couple a few years after the Chasunah without kids.  You can imagine the stress I had as I was the one who held the passports and I even filled out the forms on the plane.
It was Friday afternoon, about 1pm, we were scheduled to be for Shabbos in Jerusalem, by a family member. We took the latest Elal flight out of NY, because my wife should miss the least work.
I had a Drivers license from NY, but my wife didn't have any other ID on her. They sent people to the plane to look for the passport, but came back empty handed. I begged them to let me go check, but they refused.
We were sure we will spend Shabbos in the best case scenario in the Airport, and sent back Moitzai Shabbos to the US. We just hoped not to be sent to a jail/detention center for over Shabbos. BTW at the old terminal spending a whole shabbos was not a luxury at all, it was not like today that the airport is a city for itself.
To make a long story short, they interrogated both of us for a few minutes in seperate rooms, and they saw we were full fledged chareidim and US citizens. They even joked with us about making Aliyah.
Knowing we made arrangements to be shabbos in Jerusalem, they tried rushing the paperwork, and they let us in the country, with just a copy of an ID which a family member faxed over from the US.
Sunday morning we got a call from Elal lost and found that they found the passports.
I must say it gave us a whole new perspective on the Israeli government. I am sure if this would happen in the US, with a foreign citizen, they wouldn't let them in with temporary paperwork.

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Who’s Mattir carrying over county line in Lakewood?

Most Chasidishe do carry on County Line till Clifton ave.
BTW it's the same hechsher and mashgoach who checks county line as Squankum or other parts of that eiruv.
County line also has the chumra that you can close it.

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Up In The Air / Re: What Countries Have You Been To
« on: May 26, 2019, 02:49:48 PM »
And not one TR?

Most of the trips were nothing special to add to already known info and it was over the last 15 years.
Actually planing to write now about my short trip to Spain and to Jordan (Aharon Hacohen).

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Spain Master Thread
« on: May 26, 2019, 12:25:01 AM »
I am not blaming you at all. I wasn't planing a major trip therefore I wasn't checking 100 percent before. Just had a long stopover figured will give a peek in DDF and take it from there.

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