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Breakfast:
Paying guests get breakfast for free. If you are staying on points you need to be gold or diamond to get free breakfast. (source)

Parking:
Complimentary (No longer, is now 60sh for self park - Drago)

Shuls Nearby:
Great Synagogue - Approx. 7 minute walk
Kotel around 15min walk thru the mall & arab Shuk (Only suggested when soldiers are present like friday night on the way home)
Hotel has a Shul in the basement

Hechsher: Plain Rabbanut Yerushayim (not mehadrin)
hechsherim in isreal
whatever your rabbi says you can eat, someone else's rabbi says is treif

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast (Hechsher, Early flight, etc') please PM shimino1

If you get free drinks vouchers and don't use them, I'll buy it off you for 10 shek per voucher.
PM shimino1

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 542374 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3660 on: November 12, 2017, 10:19:30 PM »
One of the big issues with speaking to the mashgiach is that many Israelis have the attitude that anything Israeli is better than the American hechsherim anyhow. You need to know what to be on the lookout for before speaking with him to know what questions to ask.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3661 on: November 12, 2017, 10:20:59 PM »
One of the big issues with speaking to the mashgiach is that many Israelis have the attitude that anything Israeli is better than the American hechsherim anyhow. You need to know what to be on the lookout for before speaking with him to know what questions to ask.
+1 But that's if you have the time.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3662 on: November 12, 2017, 10:24:16 PM »
+1 But that's if you have the time.
If you don't have time to find out what you need to from the mashgiach them don't rely on speaking with him.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3663 on: November 12, 2017, 10:29:46 PM »
If you don't have time to find out what you need to from the mashgiach them don't rely on speaking with him.
Should have said this from the beginning, that's why some come here for the info.  :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3664 on: November 12, 2017, 10:32:11 PM »
Should have said this from the beginning, that's why some come here for the info.  :)
They would have an issue of some products and facts in the ground changed since that person researched. That is very likely.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3665 on: November 12, 2017, 11:43:01 PM »
AFAIK all cheese at the WAJ is Mehadrin. Non mehadrin cheeses is a common issue at Israeli hotels, but not the WAJ.
Exactly my point mashgiach told they do have non mehadrin cheese.....

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3666 on: November 13, 2017, 02:14:41 PM »
Wow Iím so lost! Doesnít seem like we can agree on what the hechsher status is..
If you are trying to get my attention/assistance and I'm not responding, please feel free to PM me. :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3667 on: November 13, 2017, 02:15:51 PM »
Exactly my point mashgiach told they do have non mehadrin cheese.....
At the WAJ? Not what I was told when I was last there.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3668 on: November 13, 2017, 02:16:11 PM »
Wow Iím so lost! Doesnít seem like we can agree on what the hechsher status is..
It's Israel. No American knows what's going on when eating there.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3669 on: November 13, 2017, 02:17:03 PM »
Itís israel if itís written in Hebrew it has to be kosher, no?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3670 on: November 13, 2017, 02:23:30 PM »
Anyone going to be there for Thanksgiving Shabbas?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3671 on: November 13, 2017, 02:25:57 PM »
At the WAJ? Not what I was told when I was last there.
When we're u there last? I'm there all the time and I know the kashrus there isnt on a high level in the slightest and the depending in who mashgiach is at the time is how strait of an answer u will get

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3672 on: November 13, 2017, 04:12:46 PM »
Anyone going to be there for Thanksgiving Shabbas?

I have plans to be there. Possibly wonít make it.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3673 on: November 13, 2017, 04:15:30 PM »
Anyone going to be there for Thanksgiving Shabbas?

Going to be there this shabbos and have reservations for next Shabbos but not sure I'll make it.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3674 on: November 13, 2017, 04:38:07 PM »
Itís israel if itís written in Hebrew it has to be kosher, no?
Like the people that eat anything that says כשר on the package, even if there's a לא in front