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Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10575 on: March 02, 2019, 10:01:14 PM »
What’s the best water hike near ein gedi that’s not packed in the summer time.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10576 on: March 03, 2019, 12:47:42 PM »
Does Berman's bakery in davidka have a nice selection of cheesecakes?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10577 on: March 03, 2019, 12:56:14 PM »
I need mehadrin for the meat
Ramada.
Plaza.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10578 on: March 03, 2019, 01:25:42 PM »
Hey guys, I'm staying at an Airbnb apartment near the  Jerusalem hotels. Was thinking of going to one of the hotels for the shabbos meals with my wife. First off, can I reserve a few places at the hotels for meals as a non hotel guest? Second, any recommendations as to which hotel to eat at and any information as to the pricing?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10579 on: March 05, 2019, 06:19:59 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.

I remembered you once wrote about Israeli Kashrus being complicated, but I'm not @TimT, so for my standards, pointing to this post will suffice (might not be a Mehadrin search level  ;) ) but in any event a different post in a different recently active thread, brought me upon this:

https://castbox.fm/episode/1%2F26%2F19-Kashrus-In-Eretz-Yisroel-and-Kashrus-Part-III-id1348308-id124608743?country=us
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10580 on: March 05, 2019, 06:46:43 PM »
I remembered you once wrote about Israeli Kashrus being complicated, but I'm not @TimT, so for my standards, pointing to this post will suffice (might not be a Mehadrin search level  ;) ) but in any event a different post in a different recently active thread, brought me upon this:

https://castbox.fm/episode/1%2F26%2F19-Kashrus-In-Eretz-Yisroel-and-Kashrus-Part-III-id1348308-id124608743?country=us
Kashrus in Europe and Israel should be added to the why people go OTD thread.
So crazy:


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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10581 on: March 06, 2019, 06:18:20 PM »
Does anyone know if an Israeli kosher phone sim card works in a non-kosher world phone, both Cellcom and Golan? Thanks

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10582 on: March 06, 2019, 06:20:43 PM »
Officially not. But often can, they can "kasher" the phone too
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10583 on: March 06, 2019, 06:27:48 PM »
Officially not. But often can, the only can "kasher" the phone too

Huh? You want to rephrase that?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10584 on: March 06, 2019, 06:34:32 PM »
Huh? You want to rephrase that?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10585 on: March 06, 2019, 09:49:23 PM »
How is the phone kashered?

Also, how do you edit a post?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10586 on: March 06, 2019, 10:12:26 PM »
Also, how do you edit a post?
For 3 hours after posting there’s an option to “modify” it.
At the top of the post there’s “quote” “modify” “remove”

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10587 on: March 07, 2019, 06:57:06 AM »
How is the phone kashered?



The Israeli networks have a list of all the imei series of the kosher phones marketed in Israel.  When the phone checks in with the network, the network IDs it as a kosher sim and checks the phones imei number against the list. If it's not a kosher imei, it blocks the line and it needs to be manually reactivated by customer service.

To kasher a phone, you need to change its imei to match a kosher imei series.  This is only possible on some phones. 

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10588 on: March 07, 2019, 07:52:45 AM »
The Israeli networks have a list of all the imei series of the kosher phones marketed in Israel.  When the phone checks in with the network, the network IDs it as a kosher sim and checks the phones imei number against the list. If it's not a kosher imei, it blocks the line and it needs to be manually reactivated by customer service.

To kasher a phone, you need to change its imei to match a kosher imei series.  This is only possible on some phones.

Is there a list of koser imei out there?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10589 on: March 18, 2019, 10:09:39 PM »
Planning to be in EY for Pesach.  Guy in my shul spooked me, saying that driving everywhere during C”H will be brutal — awful traffic.  “Don’t even think about driving to Tsfat or Yam HaMelach — hours of traffic. “

Is it really that bad? Should I just plan to be in Jerusalem? (This will help us determine whether to rent a car, as parking is a cost and hassle consideration as well.). TIA