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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #100 on: May 09, 2010, 01:00:47 PM »
Moish, just so you know, being a brisker does not mean following the crowd that calls themselves briskers. How many Chumash Shiurs did(n't) you go to that you don't understand that the core principle of brisk is Emes? If you just want to follow the crowd to call yourself a brisker, you wouldn't eat from eidah either! but you do, which is funny, because a bit of informed research will have you know that Rubin is better than eidah, just that thr eidah is running a more effective pr machine. look at what's going on now in geula! I recently returned to visit and all the stores that R Rubin wouldn't certify when I was a bochur, all have eidah chareidis now. Its possible that Rav Moishe Halberstams passing was the cause of this because his brother, Tchokover rov, whom is in charge of the kashrus division of eidah chareidis, wouldn't do anything without his approval. now he's gone...
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #101 on: May 09, 2010, 01:08:00 PM »
I sense some telepathic forces here...

One can see whether the other understood a chumash shiur?

YeshivaMammal you are freaking us out here...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #102 on: May 09, 2010, 01:14:08 PM »
On a more tachlesdige note.

I spoke to one of the members before, and it seemed like a good idea for people referring a restaurant, to include the best gps input to get them there (if possible), or a parking advice, if its a problem over there.

The official address of a resto, is sometimes a tiny street which besides to have a dead end, its also a one way the wrong direction, and you reversing come abruptly to a halt after a BAAM, followed by cursing in hebrew at 200mph.
The cheap resto just became an expensive outing.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #103 on: May 09, 2010, 01:31:44 PM »
On a more tachlesdige note.

I spoke to one of the members before, and it seemed like a good idea for people referring a restaurant, to include the best gps input to get them there (if possible), or a parking advice, if its a problem over there.

The official address of a resto, is sometimes a tiny street which besides to have a dead end, its also a one way the wrong direction, and you reversing come abruptly to a halt after a BAAM, followed by cursing in hebrew at 200mph.
The cheap resto just became an expensive outing.

 well just think of all the Miles you just earned OK an American just earned. Instead of ahving the CC deal with the rental company simply have the rental company charge your CC for the damages and the CC repay you

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #104 on: May 09, 2010, 01:38:40 PM »
Meaning, a total loss for a bmw 7 series, would mean a return tix in first from the usa to tlv?   ;-)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #105 on: May 09, 2010, 01:46:18 PM »
Meaning, a total loss for a bmw 7 series, would mean a return tix in first from the usa to tlv?   ;-)

 no a BMW7 means a tkt straight to jail as no CC CDW will cover such a car, and till they actually get the $$ out of You they probably will get a Block on you leaving the Country

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #106 on: May 09, 2010, 01:51:46 PM »
Jail regency?

My amex never set a limit to which car it would cover.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #107 on: May 09, 2010, 01:59:35 PM »
Jail regency?

My amex never set a limit to which car it would cover.

 your Amex wont cover you in Israel

 keep it up and we will have to change your handle to hachom

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #108 on: May 09, 2010, 02:12:06 PM »
The wmc only covers up to a certain level car?
If yes, what's the level?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #109 on: May 09, 2010, 02:16:18 PM »
The wmc only covers up to a certain level car?
If yes, what's the level?

 not so much a certain type of car but I think its $25k is the max

 it does exclude the very expensive types.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #110 on: May 09, 2010, 02:54:58 PM »
i think that they dont cover specialty vehicles

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #111 on: May 09, 2010, 02:58:13 PM »
$25k? But in israel with a mazda3 you passed it already, no?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #112 on: May 09, 2010, 03:01:17 PM »
you meant a maazdaa shalosh??

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #113 on: May 09, 2010, 03:02:41 PM »
$25k? But in israel with a mazda3 you passed it already, no?

 true but I dont think they check to see what the retail price is over there but know what it is over here, could very well be if the car is completely totaled then it might be a problem, but the max I had as Damage was some $3500 and it was paid w/o any questions. Some kid decdied to do an illegal U-turn on Rehov Aza and I broadsided him, car still worked and changed it the next day

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #114 on: May 09, 2010, 03:02:50 PM »
not so much a certain type of car but I think its $25k is the max

 it does exclude the very expensive types.
I've seen $50K on almost all my cards.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #115 on: May 09, 2010, 03:05:31 PM »
true but I dont think they check to see what the retail price is over there but know what it is over here, could very well be if the car is completely totaled then it might be a problem, but the max I had as Damage was some $3500 and it was paid w/o any questions. Some kid decdied to do an illegal U-turn on Rehov Aza and I broadsided him, car still worked and changed it the next day

But then, why would you need 3.5k either? If it was his fault, shouldn't his insurance cover your damage?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #117 on: May 21, 2010, 07:37:00 AM »
yudel shain is an extreme kashrus alarmist. discuss all kashrus concerns with your local rabbi, don't make decisions based on what he posts on his site...
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #118 on: May 21, 2010, 07:39:20 AM »
its actually an interview between the jewish press and yechiel spira. if you want ill find the jewish press link. you obviously didnt read it if youre saying that theres something to ask a rabbi about. i cant imagine any rabbi saying its ok to eat something w/o a hechsher
here is the original article http://www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/43783
in the future please read something before making a ridiculous comment. its a great disservice.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #119 on: May 21, 2010, 02:14:53 PM »
I didn't read what you linked to, i'm just saying that Yudel shain, whose site was originally the link, is not at all someone to rely on. just visit http://yudelsmistake.blogspot.com/ and see where a guy in a week or so, caught him on so many inconsistencies. I dont think thats ridiculous...
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