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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 #10755 on: May 23, 2019, 11:26:13 AM »
Anyone done the "Dig for a day?"
Would a 5 and 7 year old enjoy?
If they like getting dirty and digging then yes. I went 4 years ago with kids 13, 9 and 7. They all really liked it.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10756 on: May 23, 2019, 11:30:14 AM »
Any ideas for a place to stay one night in Northwest Israel. I'm planning a 2-3 day northern trip and starting on the west coast. I'd like to stay somewhere in Haifa or points north but really don't want to pay $200+ a night for a room that sleeps 3. We're 6 so we need 2 rooms and it looks like most hotels are at around $450+ for the two rooms.

Also, any religious issues visiting the Bahai gardens? I've heard it's ok as you don't go into any shrines.

Lastly, any recommendations for good (easy to moderate) hikes in the northwest? I'm thinking something on Mt. Carmel near Haifa makes sense. Looking for a hike with nice views and water is a bonus, though I can get the water when we head to the Golan.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10757 on: May 23, 2019, 11:59:40 AM »
If they like getting dirty and digging then yes. I went 4 years ago with kids 13, 9 and 7. They all really liked it.

Agree - kids really enjoy it.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10758 on: May 23, 2019, 12:01:13 PM »
Any ideas for a place to stay one night in Northwest Israel. I'm planning a 2-3 day northern trip and starting on the west coast. I'd like to stay somewhere in Haifa or points north but really don't want to pay $200+ a night for a room that sleeps 3. We're 6 so we need 2 rooms and it looks like most hotels are at around $450+ for the two rooms.

Also, any religious issues visiting the Bahai gardens? I've heard it's ok as you don't go into any shrines.

Lastly, any recommendations for good (easy to moderate) hikes in the northwest? I'm thinking something on Mt. Carmel near Haifa makes sense. Looking for a hike with nice views and water is a bonus, though I can get the water when we head to the Golan.

Also planning a trip and looking for similar recommendations. What hikes are you considering in the Golan?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10759 on: May 23, 2019, 12:38:46 PM »
How much time do you spend at Eretz Bereishit?

From the timestamps on our pics, it looks like 2 hours from when we got out of our car until we got back in to leave.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10760 on: May 23, 2019, 03:47:45 PM »
Also planning a trip and looking for similar recommendations. What hikes are you considering in the Golan?

Tons of hike in Mt. Carmel, ranging from easy to hard.
In the summer you probably wont find that much water though, wherever you go in Israel.
Look hear for some ideas for hikes: https://www.parks.org.il/en/reserve-park/mount-carmel-national-park-and-nature-reserve/

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10761 on: May 23, 2019, 03:51:28 PM »
Anyone know the hechsher on this?
https://www.tomocandy.com/workshops
"kosher lemehadrin parve supervised by the Rabanut of Ramat Gan."

What does that even mean?
Is there what to concerned about with sugar and food coloring anyway?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10762 on: May 23, 2019, 04:09:55 PM »
Is there what to concerned about with sugar and food coloring anyway?
There are always things to be concerned about in Israel
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10763 on: May 23, 2019, 04:13:03 PM »
"kosher lemehadrin parve supervised by the Rabanut of Ramat Gan."

What does that even mean?
Is there what to concerned about with sugar and food coloring anyway?

certain "coloring" can be made with treif or treif additives.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10764 on: May 23, 2019, 04:18:06 PM »
certain "coloring" can be made with treif or treif additives.
there are certain red food coloring for example, that's made of certain parts of bugs!!!
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10765 on: May 23, 2019, 07:32:08 PM »
If they like getting dirty and digging then yes. I went 4 years ago with kids 13, 9 and 7. They all really liked it.
Is it an authentic dig? Do you find real things or is it planted stuff

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10766 on: May 23, 2019, 07:33:09 PM »
FWIW:

I guess thats kinda newish. Was def rabanut when I called them

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10767 on: May 23, 2019, 07:45:01 PM »
certain "coloring" can be made with treif or treif additives.
And this is something that could happen under this?
"kosher lemehadrin parve supervised by the Rabanut of Ramat Gan."

What does that even mean?
Is there what to concerned about with sugar and food coloring anyway?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10768 on: May 23, 2019, 07:56:11 PM »
Can you give a rundown of the pros and cons?
It's a lot further away from J'lem!

Have done both Eretz Bereishit and Kfar Kedem.
Kfar Kedem was better IMHO.

Gangaroo on my list again. No koala bear, though.
 They sleep most of the day away, anyway.
 
Planning to do both again this summer with my 8 yr old.




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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10769 on: May 23, 2019, 07:57:53 PM »
Have done both Eretz Bereishit and Kfar Kedem.
Kfar Kedem was better IMHO
Can you give a rundown of the pros and cons?
It's a lot further away from J'lem!
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