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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

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

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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 614068 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #915 on: February 05, 2015, 11:13:34 PM »
I asked the the Mashgiach there and he said they use כל מיני בדצים... And that it's better then רבנות מהדרין.

Meanwhile the hechsher is less than Rabbamut Mehadrin.

basically they don't want the food to officially be any better than mehadrin, because that is not the crowd that they are looking to attract.

What's better than Mehadrin food?
Is there a new level I wasn't informed about?
Super Duper Mehadrin?
Does the chicken shave its head?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #916 on: February 05, 2015, 11:30:31 PM »
Anyone gonna be here this Shabbos?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #917 on: February 06, 2015, 12:08:44 AM »
Anyone gonna be here this Shabbos?
Did you get a room via award for THIS shabbos ?
Or are you paying an Amidei Zion rate ....

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #918 on: February 06, 2015, 12:11:40 AM »
Any way to book with UR points? Meaning anything that UR will transfer to?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #919 on: February 06, 2015, 01:07:56 AM »
What's better than Mehadrin food?
Is there a new level I wasn't informed about?
Super Duper Mehadrin?
Does the chicken shave its head?
i believe he meant the level of rabanut mehadrin

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #920 on: February 06, 2015, 01:25:46 AM »
Super Duper Mehadrin?
Does the chicken shave its head?
Yes. But not its beard.  ;)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #921 on: February 06, 2015, 03:10:35 AM »
Meanwhile the hechsher is less than Rabbamut Mehadrin.

What's better than Mehadrin food?
Is there a new level I wasn't informed about?
Super Duper Mehadrin?
Does the chicken shave its head?
Rabbanut Mehadrin is one of the bottom hechserim

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #922 on: February 06, 2015, 05:27:42 AM »
I heard that rabbi kuber spoke to the mashgichim and had a few issues ..
One of then was the fact that
They also serve non mehadrin meat when they have a catered event- and use the same kitchen/utensils.
They do claim try kasher everything afterwards- but he says not so practical
(Or so I heard...
I also never heard any rav actually eat or give the ok to eat there as of now...
I know of one rav who is a relative of the owners that only eats dairy there...)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #923 on: February 06, 2015, 06:44:03 AM »
I heard that rabbi kuber spoke to the mashgichim and had a few issues ..
One of then was the fact that
They also serve non mehadrin meat when they have a catered event- and use the same kitchen/utensils.
They do claim try kasher everything afterwards- but he says not so practical
(Or so I heard...
I also never heard any rav actually eat or give the ok to eat there as of now...
I know of one rav who is a relative of the owners that only eats dairy there...)
The heter to eat there for those that don't usually rely on that hecher is that "everybody else eats there".
Either they think hell isn't big enough for everyone or they are fine going as long as they have good company

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #924 on: February 06, 2015, 06:52:02 AM »
The heter to eat there for those that don't usually rely on that hecher is that "everybody else eats there".
Either they think hell isn't big enough for everyone or they are fine going as long as they have good company
So everyone who eats at the Waldorf is going to hell now?

I didn't realize that it was treif.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #925 on: February 06, 2015, 06:52:42 AM »
So everyone who eats at the Waldorf is going to hell now?

I didn't realize that it was treif.
Absolutely not. Its far from it.  Please re-read

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #926 on: February 06, 2015, 07:08:47 AM »
Absolutely not. Its far from it.  Please re-read

Just re-read.

I deduce that
1) The reason people eat there is because everyone else does.
2) This is faulty reasoning because they are all going to hell.
3) Hell used to have some sort of space restrictions but the recent multimillion dollar renovation has alleviated this issue.
4) Apparently hells renovations were not well publicized.
5) Hell will be getting more business from the Waldorf than a good groupon.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #927 on: February 06, 2015, 07:17:28 AM »
Just re-read.

I deduce that
1) The reason people eat there is because everyone else does.
2) This is faulty reasoning because they are all going to hell.
3) Hell used to have some sort of space restrictions but the recent multimillion dollar renovation has alleviated this issue.
4) Apparently hells renovations were not well publicized.
5) Hell will be getting more business from the Waldorf than a groupon.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #928 on: February 06, 2015, 07:18:23 AM »
Any way to book with UR points? Meaning anything that UR will transfer to?
UR>Amtrak>HH.
1:2. You need the Amtrak CC or Amtrack status

UR>VS>HH
2:3.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #929 on: February 06, 2015, 07:18:27 AM »
There is nothing wrong with eating there.  There is something wrong with pretending it's not rabbanut