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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



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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10245 on: May 06, 2018, 07:11:46 PM »
Any wineries worth doing with kids?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10246 on: May 06, 2018, 07:45:04 PM »
Any wineries worth doing with kids?

I was told Psagot winery but never went so can't tell you for sure.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10247 on: May 06, 2018, 10:37:42 PM »
Pro tip: Always cross check with the Kashrus agency, especially in Israel.
So crazy:
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10248 on: May 06, 2018, 11:49:52 PM »
I was told Psagot winery but never went so can't tell you for sure.
Definitely nothing for a kid to do there
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10249 on: May 07, 2018, 02:45:12 AM »
So crazy:

Ya, you can't trust any merchant here.
We were in the shuk and asked a guy what the hashgacha on his eatery was, and he says badatz. I asked if I can see the certificate, and he says "actually we're not certified by badatz, but we keep all their chumros".

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10250 on: May 07, 2018, 03:10:52 AM »
Ya, you can't trust any merchant here.
We were in the shuk and asked a guy what the hashgacha on his eatery was, and he says badatz. I asked if I can see the certificate, and he says "actually we're not certified by badatz, but we keep all their chumros".
If you could trust them they wouldn't need hechserim.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10251 on: May 07, 2018, 07:29:02 AM »
Again, this stuff doesn't happen in the US.
Not sure why we're pretending that Israel isn't much for complicated for travellers.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10252 on: May 07, 2018, 08:06:21 AM »
Again, this stuff doesn't happen in the US.
Not sure why we're pretending that Israel isn't much for complicated for travellers.
It doesn't happen in the US? Where have you been?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10253 on: May 07, 2018, 08:24:41 AM »
Again, this stuff doesn't happen in the US.
Not sure why we're pretending that Israel isn't much for complicated for travellers.
Of course it does.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10254 on: May 07, 2018, 08:52:59 AM »
It doesn't happen in the US? Where have you been?
Of course it does.
For real? Yes there are problems, but there are select kashrus organizations in every city and nationwide, that often recommend each other. When was the last time a local restaurant opened, and nobody knew if the kashrus was good? And a year later it was still open, and still nobody knew? That's not typical here in the US. If I have a local agency, I can rely on them for info when I'm in another state. In Israel it's a lot less clear cut. I'm not sure what you are sitting here pushing at, but either you're privy. To something we're not, or you are oblivious to reality.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10255 on: May 07, 2018, 10:05:40 AM »
When was the last time a local restaurant opened, and nobody knew if the kashrus was good? And a year later it was still open, and still nobody knew?
Just look in the Crown Heights thread.

Even without that, let's go to a case comparable to @Buruch . An Israeli comes to the US and goes to NYC. He walks into a random coffee shop and asks them if they are kosher. The guy says that they are but when asked for a certificate hems and haws. Don't think that can happen?

You don't think there are small hechsherim in NYC that it is unclear whether or not to rely on them?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10256 on: May 07, 2018, 10:09:01 AM »
Just look in the Crown Heights thread.
What am I looking for?

Even without that, let's go to a case comparable to @Buruch . An Israeli comes to the US and goes to NYC. He walks into a random coffee shop and asks them if they are kosher. The guy says that they are but when asked for a certificate hems and haws. Don't think that can happen?
Where they say they are under the OK but they are actually under the Cup-K but happen to sell something that is OU?
No, I don't.

You don't think there are small hechsherim in NYC that it is unclear whether or not to rely on them?
Of course, and places like the CRC will tell you not to eat there. Pretty simple.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10257 on: May 07, 2018, 10:10:05 AM »
Any wineries worth doing with kids?
i went as a kid to yarden and really enjoyed

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10258 on: May 07, 2018, 10:13:50 AM »
What am I looking for?
Where they say they are under the OK but they are actually under the Cup-K but happen to sell something that is OU?
No, I don't.
Of course, and places like the CRC will tell you not to eat there. Pretty simple.
There was discussed there about a certain restaurant which had some lack of clarity regarding the hechsher, then was open with no hechsher, then under the owner's hechsher or something like that. Maybe the real story ids more clear but that too requires research.

I've seen cases where stores claim they have a hechsher they do not. Especially when they are talking to a foreigner who they feel they can trick.

Many of them the CRC is more likely to tell you they are unfamiliar.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10259 on: May 07, 2018, 10:17:27 AM »
There was discussed there about a certain restaurant which had some lack of clarity regarding the hechsher, then was open with no hechsher, then under the owner's hechsher or something like that. Maybe the real story ids more clear but that too requires research.
They lost their hechsher due to a violation. I wouldn't eat there until they had another reputable hechsher. What's the big deal?
Same goes for Delice in LA. Nothing complicated about that at all.

I've seen cases where stores claim they have a hechsher they do not. Especially when they are talking to a foreigner who they feel they can trick.
Pretty ballsy to do it in writing. US kashrus agencies have pulled their hashgocha over smaller items than that.

Many of them the CRC is more likely to tell you they are unfamiliar.
They've told me not recommended before when I've asked. Easy peasy.
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