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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 709362 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4340 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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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4341 on: January 24, 2019, 06:54:36 AM »
Anyone looking to stay at WAJ- PM me.... I can get rooms for around $400 a night

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4342 on: January 24, 2019, 09:52:05 AM »
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
Its Amazing how many religious people were eating at the Hotel this past Shabbos. I would be very surprised that all these people do not care about Kashrus. I spoke to the Masgiach, he told me the new Owner wants a higher standard of Kashrus to accommodate the Sephardim.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4343 on: January 24, 2019, 10:05:17 AM »
Its Amazing how many religious people were eating at the Hotel this past Shabbos. I would be very surprised that all these people do not care about Kashrus. I spoke to the Masgiach, he told me the new Owner wants a higher standard of Kashrus to accommodate the Sephardim.
It's like that every week.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4344 on: January 24, 2019, 10:05:50 AM »
I would be very surprised that all these people do not care about Kashrus.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4345 on: January 24, 2019, 10:46:56 AM »


Its Amazing how many religious people were eating at the Hotel this past Shabbos. I would be very surprised that all these people do not care about Kashrus.

And what makes you think they don't have the exact same thought process that you have? I'd venture to say they do.

I'll explain it for you simply. Bandwagon effect.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4346 on: January 24, 2019, 11:24:59 AM »
Right, I'm sure none of them did any research  ::)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4347 on: January 24, 2019, 11:30:24 AM »
I book for alot of people and truth is that most people don't get what goes on here with the kashrus and since they see others eating there they assume it must be good even though they ask.
Mashgiach himself says either you trust me or you don't if u ask too many questions ,he says come look how many people eat here who are frum/chasidish/heimish etc.

Most of this started bc people would say reichman is a good yid so must be food in hotel must be good as well and never really asked what goes on and snowballed from there.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4348 on: January 24, 2019, 11:49:24 AM »
Right, I'm sure none of them did any research  ::)
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I have seen some very Choshev rabbonim eat at the hotel in the past. I am sure they did research.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4349 on: January 24, 2019, 12:17:55 PM »
I have seen some very Choshev rabbonim eat at the hotel in the past. I am sure they did research.
Reb Nissim Kaplan ate there with his own food, so don't judge so quick. IINM he recently stopped eating on the main floor for this reason.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4350 on: January 24, 2019, 12:22:33 PM »
Reb Nissim Kaplan ate there with his own food, so don't judge so quick. IINM he recently stopped eating on the main floor for this reason.
That is not who I saw. The person I saw is in the same league in my opinion.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4351 on: January 24, 2019, 01:51:30 PM »
That is not who I saw. The person I saw is in the same league in my opinion.
The point still stands, unless you've seen them eat the WAJ food
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4352 on: January 24, 2019, 03:35:11 PM »
Right, I'm sure none of them did any research  ::)
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Asking your local Rav in Lakewood, Crown Heights, or Paris doesn't help much.
You and everyone else here pokes fun about Israeli Kashrus being complicated but then doesn't ask someone who's familiar with it before eating it.
I'm still waiting for anyone here to drop a name to me of a Rav in Jerusalem that's familiar with Israeli Kashrus who is respected and followed by the Charedi community who says it's good and better than Rabbanut.
Sure, you can make fun of how it's politics, and that you heard the masgiach is a tzadik, and they only use para adumas that are shechted by R Chaim after davening 40  days by the Kosel. But until that happens, and as long as there isn't a rav that follows that criteria who says it's ok, the fact that this American Rosh yeshiva, and that community Rav who used to work for CRC eats there when he visits Israel means very little. Yes, that's called selective research and if it works for you then great. I'm sure it's strictly kosher, and if you you eat Rabbanut then perfect, but know that what it is, is Rabbanut.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4353 on: January 24, 2019, 03:44:50 PM »
Asking your local Rav in Lakewood, Crown Heights, or Paris doesn't help much.
You and everyone else here pokes fun about Israeli Kashrus being complicated but then doesn't ask someone who's familiar with it before eating it.
I'm still waiting for anyone here to drop a name to me of a Rav in Jerusalem that's familiar with Israeli Kashrus who is respected and followed by the Charedi community who says it's good and better than Rabbanut.
Sure, you can make fun of how it's politics, and that you heard the masgiach is a tzadik, and they only use para adumas that are shechted by R Chaim after davening 40  days by the Kosel. But until that happens, and as long as there isn't a rav that follows that criteria who says it's ok, the fact that this American Rosh yeshiva, and that community Rav who used to work for CRC eats there when he visits Israel means very little. Yes, that's called selective research and if it works for you then great. I'm sure it's strictly kosher, and if you you eat Rabbanut then perfect, but know that what it is, is Rabbanut.
You make very good points. Also, I have never eaten there (yes, I had the opportunity), because I would need to do much more personal research before I would do so.

Still, I do think there’s a reasonable tzad that they’re better than you’re making them out to be, not merely Rabbanut, and when I do the research for myself, I’ll be glad to share. The fact that many upstanding Yidden do something DOES count for something, even if not everything.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4354 on: January 24, 2019, 03:48:55 PM »


1) Still, I do think there’s a reasonable tzad that they’re better than you’re making them out to be, not merely Rabbanut, and when I do the research for myself, I’ll be glad to share.
2)The fact that many upstanding Yidden do something DOES count for something, even if not everything.
1) I'll be waiting here for you.
2) Not in this case. Walk over to the first 10 black hatted bearded fellows and ask them what research they did. They all have the same answer, "R' Alle permits it."



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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4355 on: January 24, 2019, 04:08:15 PM »
1) I'll be waiting here for you.
2) Not in this case. Walk over to the first 10 black hatted bearded fellows and ask them what research they did. They all have the same answer, "R' Alle permits it."
My FIL heard a story from R' Gifter Z"L that he once went to a Simcha and asked everybody on the head table who's the Hechsher/Mashgiach? they all answered they don't know. So he went over to the Bal Simcha and asked him, Pointing at the head table his answer was "you don't see everybody is eating here"......

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4356 on: January 24, 2019, 04:09:18 PM »
Asking your local Rav in Lakewood, Crown Heights, or Paris doesn't help much.
You and everyone else here pokes fun about Israeli Kashrus being complicated but then doesn't ask someone who's familiar with it before eating it.
I'm still waiting for anyone here to drop a name to me of a Rav in Jerusalem that's familiar with Israeli Kashrus who is respected and followed by the Charedi community who says it's good and better than Rabbanut.
Sure, you can make fun of how it's politics, and that you heard the masgiach is a tzadik, and they only use para adumas that are shechted by R Chaim after davening 40  days by the Kosel. But until that happens, and as long as there isn't a rav that follows that criteria who says it's ok, the fact that this American Rosh yeshiva, and that community Rav who used to work for CRC eats there when he visits Israel means very little. Yes, that's called selective research and if it works for you then great. I'm sure it's strictly kosher, and if you you eat Rabbanut then perfect, but know that what it is, is Rabbanut.
My Rov called a Rov in Jerusalem and determined it was OK, thanks for asking!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4357 on: January 24, 2019, 04:10:05 PM »
Who called a rov who called a rov lol

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« Reply #4358 on: January 24, 2019, 04:13:31 PM »
Who called a rov who called a rov lol
Nope. Thanks for asking!
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #4359 on: January 24, 2019, 04:17:12 PM »
My Rov called a Rov in Jerusalem and determined it was OK, thanks for asking!
Also depends on your comfort level of kashrus ,(some people won't eat chalav Stam or hold of triangle k) and what level your Rav may hold , I know some reputable rabbonim in America who decide for their community they could eat there.

Every person has to ask for themselves and know their situation, the kashrus in Israel and on restaurant/hotels is not a blanket that bc one rabbi holds it's ok it's ok for e/o