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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10275 on: May 07, 2018, 04:33:10 PM »
And that is why Israel is more complicated. There is no general CRC or Star-K type line to call into. Therefore Americans find it complicated.
Again there is no R Fishbane there, but there are people who are familiar with kashrus in Israel in general who would answer your questions. They may or may not know of this individual hechsher (i would say the odds are against it).
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10276 on: May 07, 2018, 04:38:04 PM »
Again there is no R Fishbane there, but there are people who are familiar with kashrus in Israel in general who would answer your questions. They may or may not know of this individual hechsher (i would say the odds are against it).
That's exactly the point. There are so many hechsherim, and so few people (if any) who can give you a real answer about each. You walk down a street in Israel, there are tons of different places with different hechsherim.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10277 on: May 07, 2018, 04:43:56 PM »
In the US I'd call my friend in the OU or ask the CRC. I don't have anything like that for Israel to rely on.
That can be easily solved by providing you with a contact number (or Telegram group) to ask, but fair warning: IINM he works for Rav Landa of BB, so expect almost anything to be unacceptable.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10278 on: May 07, 2018, 04:50:28 PM »


That's exactly the point. There are so many hechsherim, and so few people (if any) who can give you a real answer about each. You walk down a street in Israel, there are tons of different places with different hechsherim.

Huh? Plenty of rabbanim will give you answers. And in Jerusalem there are under 20 hechserim you will encounter, and 99% are within the same 5-6.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10279 on: May 07, 2018, 04:59:34 PM »
That can be easily solved by providing you with a contact number (or Telegram group) to ask, but fair warning: IINM he works for Rav Landa of BB, so expect almost anything to be unacceptable.
That's not worthwhile for me then. Same as I wouldn't ask someone who only eats CHK about eating OK.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10280 on: May 07, 2018, 05:00:43 PM »

Huh? Plenty of rabbanim will give you answers. And in Jerusalem there are under 20 hechserim you will encounter, and 99% are within the same 5-6.
Many people don't have multiple Rabbanim on speed dial. I open an app on my phone, and I know if a place is kosher in the US, it's not like that in Israel. I'm not sure why you insist on it not being more complicated in Israel, when it clearly is. It may not be what some make it out to be, but it definitely isn't so pashut.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10281 on: May 07, 2018, 05:03:22 PM »


Many people don't have multiple Rabbanim on speed dial. I open an app on my phone, and I know if a place is kosher in the US, it's not like that in Israel. I'm not sure why you insist on it not being more complicated in Israel, when it clearly is. It may not be what some make it out to be, but it definitely isn't so pashut.

You're being ridiculous. It doesn't take "multiple rabbanim on speed dial", it's one knowledgeable one. But you got me on the second part, Israel kashrus sucks because Americans can't determine the kashrus status of a restaurant from an easy English app.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10282 on: May 07, 2018, 05:03:58 PM »

You're being ridiculous. It doesn't take "multiple rabbanim on speed dial", it's one knowledgeable one. But you got me on the second part, Israel kashrus sucks because Americans can't determine the kashrus status of a restaurant from an easy English app.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10283 on: May 07, 2018, 07:34:09 PM »
That's not worthwhile for me then. Same as I wouldn't ask someone who only eats CHK about eating OK.
Reminds me of my FIL's line: מ'האט אויפגעהערט עסן כשר, און אנגעהויבן עסן הכשרים!
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10284 on: May 08, 2018, 01:53:59 PM »
That can be easily solved by providing you with a contact number (or Telegram group) to ask, but fair warning: IINM he works for Rav Landa of BB, so expect almost anything to be unacceptable.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10285 on: May 08, 2018, 02:11:36 PM »
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10286 on: May 10, 2018, 11:17:47 AM »
Things to do in Tel Aviv/Herzilya with kids?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10287 on: May 10, 2018, 11:42:45 AM »
Things to do in Tel Aviv/Herzilya with kids?

Dan, We are also planning family trip in August with kids ages 2-8. If you already made plans, can you share some kids friendly activities in Israel and especially in Jerusalem. Thank you

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10288 on: May 31, 2018, 04:18:37 AM »
Anyone have a decently priced arcitect/interior designer to recommend in Jerusalem?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
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Anyone have a decently priced arcitect/interior designer to recommend in Jerusalem?

Bilha Waldenberg - 052 747 0789

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