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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)

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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

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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 419912 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4335 on: January 07, 2019, 10:53:09 PM »
I was there 3 years ago. Before I went I asked numerous people who all said it was good. Including numerous rabanim I asked who they themselves eat there. The shabbos I was there, R' Nissan Kaplan from the Mir was eating there as well (for a bar mitzvah). Now, anyone I asked says they don't know the current status..anyone know?
The Mashgiach is the same and claims he is maintaining the same standards.

It is in my opinion one of the most Kosher establishments in Israel, notwithstanding the fact that certain ransom-demanding rabbis were allegedly not allowed in the kitchen. Kosher is not defined by certificates.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4336 on: January 07, 2019, 10:55:15 PM »
The shabbos I was there, R' Nissan Kaplan from the Mir was eating there as well (for a bar mitzvah).
He supposedly brought his own food.

Either way, your best bet is to call a Rav you trust (as opposed to"people") that is knowledgeable in the Kashrus world in Israel particularly. (might I suggest you call a Rav that has actually gone through the WAJ kitchen)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4337 on: January 09, 2019, 02:45:17 AM »
He supposedly brought his own food.
I don't believe that to be true.
Definitely not from what I saw...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4338 on: January 09, 2019, 07:46:14 AM »
I don't believe that to be true.
Definitely not from what I saw...
If you trust him enough to rely on him to eat there, then you should trust him enough to say he never ate the Waldorf food.
(Which is what he told me personally when I asked him)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4339 on: January 09, 2019, 04:26:59 PM »
I don't believe that to be true.
Definitely not from what I saw...
I remember the shabbos he ate there. I forgot exactly what he did, I can find out from someone reliable. But IIRC there was a lot of hock involved, something like he had an oven kashered and brought his own mashgiach.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4340 on: January 09, 2019, 04:30:29 PM »
Speaking of the Waldorf and kashrus, they have kahlua at the bar. It's a 700ml bottle, says imported from Mexico but doesn't say where it was bottled. I think a company from Paris imported it. I'm not saying it is or isn't kosher, just pointing it out.
Maybe belongs in this thread https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1193.msg1838757#msg1838757
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4341 on: January 13, 2019, 10:00:51 AM »
Does anyone have a reservation for this weekend Jan 17-18-19 or any of those dates?
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