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Begin Museum- outside the Old City
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http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
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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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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.
Ok buddy. I'm out.
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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!
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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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 »
Telegram group?
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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
« Reply #10289 on: May 31, 2018, 11:52:04 AM »
Anyone have a decently priced arcitect/interior designer to recommend in Jerusalem?

Bilha Waldenberg - 052 747 0789

She is really good not cheap but decent priced.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10290 on: June 03, 2018, 12:56:29 PM »
Anyone know the hashgacha situation at Kfar Kedem (https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en)?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10291 on: June 04, 2018, 03:00:51 PM »
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
I hope @Dan can recommend a great old city tour guide..... ;)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10292 on: June 05, 2018, 02:16:44 PM »
Any idea where one can easily copy/print and bind a document in J-m? 

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10293 on: June 17, 2018, 11:20:20 PM »
Anyone have a winery tour in Israel that they recommend? What do you do by a winery where the people pouring the wines may not be so frum?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10294 on: June 18, 2018, 09:10:02 AM »
The Chazon Ish held that wine poured by non frum Jews is kosher
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10295 on: June 18, 2018, 11:36:10 AM »
Anyone have a winery tour in Israel that they recommend? What do you do by a winery where the people pouring the wines may not be so frum?

Can one not assume that if the winery is under a reputable Hechsher, either the wine is mevushal or it's poured by a Shomer Torah U'Mitzvos? Genuinely curious, as I've never done a tasting in Israel - only at Herzog where I'm fairly sure all tastings were Mevushal.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10296 on: June 19, 2018, 01:36:24 AM »
Can one not assume that if the winery is under a reputable Hechsher, either the wine is mevushal or it's poured by a Shomer Torah U'Mitzvos? Genuinely curious, as I've never done a tasting in Israel - only at Herzog where I'm fairly sure all tastings were Mevushal.
The hashgacha is only on the wine, not on events/ tastings at the winery.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10297 on: June 19, 2018, 09:03:53 AM »
Thought I'd add something that I don't think was previously mentioned here, from my recent trip. The Tunisian Shul in Acco is amazing. It's not so old, but is literally covered (floors, ceilings, stairways etc.) with mosaics depicting scenes from Tanach, Jewish history, flowers and birds of EY and more. I went as part of Artzeinu's Rosh Hanikra tour which was overall very nice, but this really stood out as something I had never done and not really heard about.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10298 on: June 19, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
I was never in Akko.

What is the arab situation there? Is it an Arab or Jewish city? Safe?

Or maybe you can compare it to Shar Shchem vs Jewish Quarter?

Can I see the sites on my own or is it better to have a guide?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10299 on: June 19, 2018, 07:04:37 PM »
I was never in Akko

What is the arab situation there?
It's fine.
Is it an Arab or Jewish city?
Mixed
Safe?
Yes.

Or maybe you can compare it to Shar Shchem vs Jewish Quarter?
Much safer and different than Shaar Shechem. I believe they live in harmony in Akko.