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Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70

Good summary of many hikes:
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Author Topic: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread  (Read 1430906 times)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10140 on: March 07, 2018, 04:40:00 PM »
Tell that to my 80 year old neighbor. Or a mother going out with 6 kids.
Sure. Give them my contact info.
StopBeingUnreasonable@gmail.com.

Shall the bank bring an ATM to her front porch because she can't leave her kids once every 2 months to pass by the bank?
This is the way it works everywhere in the world.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10141 on: March 11, 2018, 04:28:48 PM »
Anybody know of a place were I can rent a small hall (either bring my own food) or a restaurant that is open on shabbos for a private event of approx 15 people.
im even open to a large apt that has a nice set up of tables and chairs  (Lacasa not available and Koritz i didnt like)

1) If catered/restaurant needs to be Eidah hechsher
2) I need it centrally located walking distance to Geulah area (15 walk ok)

Im kinda desperate as I need it for this Shabbos.

Thank you
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10142 on: March 11, 2018, 04:52:13 PM »
Anybody know of a place were I can rent a small hall (either bring my own food) or a restaurant that is open on shabbos for a private event of approx 15 people.
im even open to a large apt that has a nice set up of tables and chairs  (Lacasa not available and Koritz i didnt like)

1) If catered/restaurant needs to be Eidah hechsher
2) I need it centrally located walking distance to Geulah area (15 walk ok)

Im kinda desperate as I need it for this Shabbos.

Thank you
(Pm is fine as well)
Can try zhvill.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10143 on: March 13, 2018, 07:56:32 PM »
I'm being in Israel next week for business and I will have every afternoon from 1:00 and on free, is there anything fun to do there on my own without the wife with me? Or is most stuff geared for couples or friends. For example, a jeeping tour would be weird on my own? or Masada?
Haven't been in IL since my Yeshiva days and don't see it happening in the near future so would love to 'chap arein'.

Thanks!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10144 on: March 14, 2018, 10:28:01 AM »
I'm being in Israel next week for business and I will have every afternoon from 1:00 and on free, is there anything fun to do there on my own without the wife with me? Or is most stuff geared for couples or friends. For example, a jeeping tour would be weird on my own? or Masada?
Haven't been in IL since my Yeshiva days and don't see it happening in the near future so would love to 'chap arein'.

Thanks!
Visit your old Yeshiva for a reunion, Brochos and an afternoon Seder. Also, imho you can do any tours solo; enjoy, take pics or bring home souvenir for the DW.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10145 on: March 15, 2018, 02:31:56 AM »
If anyone is interested in an occasional bike ride for 2-3 hrs, pm me

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10146 on: March 15, 2018, 05:06:17 PM »
My wife and I are thinking of going to eilat for a few days next week... One of the few places we haven't been in Israel.

Anyone know if there's a way that a frum couple can go snorkeling (scuba diving doesn't work for specific health reasons) and avoid the big pritzus problem?

Is Coral Beach empty right when they open at 9am? Is princess beach (public access all day I think) empty at any hour (even a very early one)? Can I buy or rent gear somewhere to go at a very early hour at an open beach?

Basically... Does anyone have experience doing this?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10147 on: March 15, 2018, 07:22:30 PM »
My wife and I are thinking of going to eilat for a few days next week... One of the few places we haven't been in Israel.

Anyone know if there's a way that a frum couple can go snorkeling (scuba diving doesn't work for specific health reasons) and avoid the big pritzus problem?

Is Coral Beach empty right when they open at 9am? Is princess beach (public access all day I think) empty at any hour (even a very early one)? Can I buy or rent gear somewhere to go at a very early hour at an open beach?

Basically... Does anyone have experience doing this?
You can go to Taba.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10148 on: March 15, 2018, 08:34:38 PM »
My wife and I are thinking of going to eilat for a few days next week... One of the few places we haven't been in Israel.

Anyone know if there's a way that a frum couple can go snorkeling (scuba diving doesn't work for specific health reasons) and avoid the big pritzus problem?

Is Coral Beach empty right when they open at 9am? Is princess beach (public access all day I think) empty at any hour (even a very early one)? Can I buy or rent gear somewhere to go at a very early hour at an open beach?

Basically... Does anyone have experie

nce doing this?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10149 on: March 15, 2018, 09:48:25 PM »
My wife and I are thinking of going to eilat for a few days next week... One of the few places we haven't been in Israel.

Anyone know if there's a way that a frum couple can go snorkeling (scuba diving doesn't work for specific health reasons) and avoid the big pritzus problem?

Is Coral Beach empty right when they open at 9am? Is princess beach (public access all day I think) empty at any hour (even a very early one)? Can I buy or rent gear somewhere to go at a very early hour at an open beach?

Basically... Does anyone have experience doing this?
I went snorkeling at a place to had to pay to enter. Forget the name. There was hardly anyone else there.  So it's not impossible.

Get someone to take you out on a boat and go where you want? That's another option though obviously more expensive.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10150 on: April 04, 2018, 06:18:50 PM »
I'm flying RyanAir out of terminal 1 in TLV. Any way to check in and go to one of the lounges in terminal 3 and then transfer to terminal 1?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10151 on: April 04, 2018, 08:10:31 PM »
I'm flying RyanAir out of terminal 1 in TLV. Any way to check in and go to one of the lounges in terminal 3 and then transfer to terminal 1?
Nothing worth going for, I barely go to the lounge when I'm flying out of T3.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10152 on: April 08, 2018, 10:41:36 AM »
Post Pesach Update for my upcoming trip:

What, in your opinion, are the best restaurants in Yerushalayim for a nice dinner?
And the best for a dairy or pareve lunch?   

Thanks!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10153 on: April 08, 2018, 01:00:00 PM »
Post Pesach Update for my upcoming trip:

What, in your opinion, are the best restaurants in Yerushalayim for a nice dinner?
And the best for a dairy or pareve lunch?   

Thanks!
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10154 on: April 08, 2018, 01:09:33 PM »
Post Pesach Update for my upcoming trip:

What, in your opinion, are the best restaurants in Yerushalayim for a nice dinner?
And the best for a dairy or pareve lunch?   

Thanks!
It may not meet your definition of a “nice dinner,” because it is a casual and low-key, sometimes noisy, setting, and they don’t have waiters in tuxedos etc. And the food is burgers and onion rings and sandwiches and heavy appetizers, not a 3-course dinner.  For my money, though, I would go back to Crave.  Have been three times and can’t wait to go back. 

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10155 on: April 08, 2018, 02:18:06 PM »
Post Pesach Update for my upcoming trip:

What, in your opinion, are the best restaurants in Yerushalayim for a nice dinner?
And the best for a dairy or pareve lunch?   

Thanks!

You should probably try to give an idea of what hechsherim you eat. 1868 is rabbanut IINM & crave is rabbanut mehuderet.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10156 on: April 08, 2018, 04:03:53 PM »
You should probably try to give an idea of what hechsherim you eat. 1868 is rabbanut IINM & crave is rabbanut mehuderet.
Apparently they are both Rabbanut Mehuderet. Is that same as Mehadrin? I would want something on the Mehadrin level.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10157 on: April 08, 2018, 04:35:27 PM »
Apparently they are both Rabbanut Mehuderet. Is that same as Mehadrin? I would want something on the Mehadrin level.
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"Rabanut" is like eating Hebrew national. It's probably not kosher but might be. (It basically uses chezkas kashrus in Israel)
"Rabanut Mehadrin" usually has a better mashkiach, who decides what is allowed so you have to know if he's reliable.
"Rabanut mehudert" couldn't reach the low standards of rabanut Mehadrin, so they put it somewhere in the middle.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10158 on: April 08, 2018, 04:41:59 PM »
Rabbanut - relies on leniencies
Rabbanut Mehadrin - officially observes strict Kashrus halacha, some debate about the quality of supervision.
Mehuderet - observes most of the Mehadrin halachic standards with less supervision (including at the Shechita level).
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר – יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #10159 on: April 08, 2018, 05:21:01 PM »
IMHI
"Rabanut" is like eating Hebrew national. It's probably not kosher but might be. (It basically uses chezkas kashrus in Israel)
"Rabanut Mehadrin" usually has a better mashkiach, who decides what is allowed so you have to know if he's reliable.
"Rabanut mehudert" couldn't reach the low standards of rabanut Mehadrin, so they put it somewhere in the middle.
Pretty strong statement there.
I strongly disagree.

I realize that the conversation can't really go any further from there but I just wanted that stated for the record. I don't think everyone in Israel who eats Rabanut is probably eating treif.
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