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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 612546 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1380 on: July 06, 2015, 01:25:23 PM »
hechsher is Rabbanut stam (not mehadrin)  the  meats and chicken are   Rabbanut Mehadrin (i.e. Machpoud and Rabbanut Mehadrin) they try to keep the  products up to Rabbanut Mehadrin standards-including "Triangle k"  enjoy!
That sounds very complicated.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1381 on: July 06, 2015, 02:17:22 PM »


they try to keep the  products up to Rabbanut Mehadrin standards
Try doesn't work for Orthodox Jewish halacha

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1382 on: July 06, 2015, 02:21:03 PM »
im surprised to hear they use triangle k.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1383 on: July 06, 2015, 02:22:12 PM »
im surprised to hear they use triangle k.
They don't AFAIK.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1384 on: July 06, 2015, 02:24:15 PM »
Try doesn't work for Orthodox Jewish halacha
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1385 on: July 06, 2015, 02:26:12 PM »
im surprised to hear they use triangle k.

I've spoken to many ISRAELIS who hold by it who otherwise eat only what's considered "mehadrin" hechsherim.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1386 on: July 06, 2015, 03:12:05 PM »
The hotel's official hechsher is Rabbanut.

However they have a full-time mashgiach that is there to ensure that everything is on a high standard like any mehadrin place and as a result all products they use are from good hechsherim. For example the mashgiach said the the meats and poultry range from Eidah Hachareidis to Rabbanut Mehadrin, depending on the product.

OBVIOUSLY everyone on this thread will have different standards and therefore I do recommend that you call the hotel and speak to mashgiach who will know exactly where every product comes from.

At breakfast the only packaged items are yogurts/lebens and similar.

Also from what I saw the mashgiach is on site the whole time.

Again, the best and most reliable information will come from the very knowledgeable mashgiach - R' Eli Nafcha - his cell number is 0549 509 068.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1387 on: July 06, 2015, 03:24:19 PM »
The hotel's official hechsher is Rabbanut.

However they have a full-time mashgiach that is there to ensure that everything is on a high standard like any mehadrin place and as a result all products they use are from good hechsherim. For example the mashgiach said the the meats and poultry range from Eidah Hachareidis to Rabbanut Mehadrin, depending on the product.

OBVIOUSLY everyone on this thread will have different standards and therefore I do recommend that you call the hotel and speak to mashgiach who will know exactly where every product comes from.

At breakfast the only packaged items are yogurts/lebens and similar.

Also from what I saw the mashgiach is on site the whole time.

Again, the best and most reliable information will come from the very knowledgeable mashgiach - R' Eli Nafcha - his cell number is 0549 509 068.

And probably changes from day to day even for the same product

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1388 on: July 06, 2015, 03:29:13 PM »
And probably changes from day to day even for the same product

That may indeed be the case, which is why you should call the mashgiach and find out.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1389 on: July 06, 2015, 04:14:27 PM »
first of all they do have plain triangle-k  go look. 2 putting a Chasam Sofer Petach Tikva sticker on top of the triangle-k package still makes it triangle-k 3. that guy is not the main mashgiach -they only have one who actually works in the kitchen 
Yes the Reichmans from Toronto did want an upgrade from the Regular Rabbanut but they don't live here and are not really aware what is going on (they hired others and assumed it was taken care of)
Ask any known person in  kashrus who ever took a tour of the kitchen

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1390 on: July 06, 2015, 05:03:08 PM »


everything is on a high standard like any mehadrin place.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1391 on: July 06, 2015, 05:53:22 PM »
first of all they do have plain triangle-k  go look.
I will. Which product?

2 putting a Chasam Sofer Petach Tikva sticker on top of the triangle-k package still makes it triangle-k
Duh, that's a serious accusation though

3. that guy is not the main mashgiach -they only have one who actually works in the kitchen 
Main or not is irrelevant... he is either trustworthy or not trustworthy

Yes the Reichmans from Toronto did want an upgrade from the Regular Rabbanut but they don't live here and are not really aware what is going on (they hired others and assumed it was taken care of)
The Reichman who built it lives in Shaare Chesed, not Toronto.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1392 on: July 06, 2015, 05:59:11 PM »
The Reichman who built it lives in Shaare Chesed, not Toronto.
He's the one who oversaw the whole project and is managing it but the Toronto ones are the money behind it.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1393 on: July 06, 2015, 06:28:58 PM »
I've spoken to many ISRAELIS who hold by it who otherwise eat only what's considered "mehadrin" hechsherim.
im not sure what point you are trying to make. that some people in israel are clueless about american hashgachos?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #1394 on: July 07, 2015, 07:02:57 AM »
When, who, and how much are you suppose to tip? (if you even have to tip..)?