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General Discussion / Re: Best Place to Buy Wine on Internet
« on: December 05, 2019, 05:32:38 PM »
not reliable, they cancelled my order, claimed they were out of stock, but sounds a bit much, considering they cancelled only my cheapest bottles. suspicious any? hmmm
How do I see the sale items? To me all your listed deals are full price

parve on this list

non cholov yisroel on this list

Need to know for sure if the torino chocolate bars served in the kosher tray at zrh aspire lounge is takeh kosher and cy, not marked at all. @Moishebatchy ?

I think what Dan and many of us are asking/bemoaning is a general lack of standards and known parity across what would otherwise be similiar hachgochas.

For example. In the US, there are 20-30 hechserim that are GRAS (generally recognized as safe), even though there may be nuances. But you know that you are getting a glatt kosher and if specified cholov yisroel and relatively trustworthy hechsher.

In israel, while there is mehadrin (meaningless), the new mehuderet, regilah, and badatz, there is no parity. one mehadrin may be no good, but that's not the problem, the problem is NO KNOWS WHY its no good!. So is it not cy, not glatt, is chalak beit yosef in israel better than glatt or worse, is auerbach good because they split top their chickens? Empire and KAJ dont, as far as I know, do they take teruma in larger batches, is that really a problem? Etc.

wow, have at it... lolol

Why would hotels be easier than a restaurant?
in my limited experience, I found that usually the mashgiach is always on site, regardless of milk/meat. Restaurant, usually only for meat restaurants are they onsite. Also, a restaurant is usually a much more hectic environment for a mashgiach, whereas a hotel has limited buffet mealtimes and hence easier time having a convo with the mashgiach...

As well, due to the nature of the hotels buffet, it is much easier to find food you *can* eat, than a restaurant...

Forgot temidi for meat

Going to take my 5th trip to Israel in the past 11 years and still no clue which restaurant hashgochas are good and which are not. So much simpler in the US...

hotels are easier, but the idea, tedious it is, is to talk with the mashgiach and figure out how they handle truma, which meat they use, are they indeed truly CY, veggies gush katif, and which other hechshers are acceptable for use at the establishment. Am I missing anything?

Oh well. Anything else like that with a hechsher?

Galita? Rabbanut Mehadrin Mate Binyamin? Claims to be CY on their website...

That's what I figured. If you go back through the thread, I only discovered that they'd dropped OK because I contacted OK about whether they cover the visitor center, or only the products themselves.

I'm not commenting on whether or not a hechsher on the product is good enough for this situation, but personally we wouldn't have been comfortable with that alone.
Noticed they had the oK, Does anyone know anything about the hechsher other than it isnt good or it sounds like cookie monster?

On The Road / Re: rental car in Israel
« on: April 25, 2018, 03:02:07 PM »
Does anyone have an email address or US number for these Israeli rental agents? TIA

Avis Car Rental, Dovid Chayat

Castles Car Rental

Yehuda Cohen Car Rental, Eldan

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:15:25 PM »
It is not that long ago that we were saying Lakewood is not Brooklyn.

Just gotta keep moving west. ;)

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:11:28 PM »
I'm pretty sure from friends they only give Lounge access, not access to the normal breakfast buffet (but I could be wrong so chime in here guys).  Hilton TA is the same except since my kids are too young to go in the lounge they always give us the option of breakfast in the restaurant too, but I always have to remind them about it and then they make a note in our booking.

\so are you saying no free breakfast for gold? or that there is free breakfast in the lounge for adults, and they will accommodate the kids with free breakfast in the restaurant? Is the restaurant breakfast a buffet?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:10:54 PM »
In herzliya. It's the same category as the renaissance in Tel-Aviv, cat 7. Not worth staying on points that's why I suggested, rate is about 190.

Do you know if breakfast is included in an award stay and if it is mostly mehadrin stuff?

New to the forums.
My wife and I will be moving from NYC to University Heights at the end of month and have some questions!

1) anyone recommend any movers?
2) best way to go about credit card usage for the move to maximize points
3) any credit card that will give me insurance coverage for the move?
4) any tax/gov incentives people know about for people moving from out of state to Cleveland?

Thanks for any advice!

If you are willing to drive your own truck, then uhaul one way, budget or hertz are great to leverage against each other

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:57:42 PM »
Cutting tuition costs?


The teachers probably don't mind having Sunday off either ;)

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:54:18 PM »
looking for a ride 1st or second (or third)day of chol hamoed for one boy  from Lakewood to Cleveland.
willing to $$

Please PM.
your best best is the Cleveland NY rides group on FB

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