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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 #10785 on: May 31, 2019, 04:17:46 AM »
Looking for someone that's staying in the Leonardo Plaza hotel on shwues. Want to eat a meal there and if I can put on guests room I save 17% Vat. By 15 people it's a lot. Can pay person cash before yom tov. Please pm me

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10786 on: May 31, 2019, 11:22:08 AM »
anyone been to Haniviem Boutique Hotel? reviews?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10787 on: June 02, 2019, 12:03:52 PM »
Any one have any experience and reviews for Temple Mount Sifting Project (http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/) or VR tour of the Beis HaMikdash (https://english.thekotel.org/western_wall_sites/a_look_into_the_past/)?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10788 on: June 02, 2019, 12:07:28 PM »
Any one have any experience and reviews for Temple Mount Sifting Project (http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/) or VR tour of the Beis HaMikdash (https://english.thekotel.org/western_wall_sites/a_look_into_the_past/)?
never been there, but DW went with friends and she said that it was amazing, and so did i hear from others.
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10789 on: June 03, 2019, 10:43:35 AM »
Anyone have any experience and reviews for the Kol Shofar factory tour near the Kinneret (http://kolshofar.co.il/site/Visitor-Center-en.asp)?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10790 on: June 03, 2019, 11:24:23 AM »
I see the Ramparts Walk around the Old City has 2 sections - north and south, that don't seem to connect. Assuming it's likely to be hot, is it really worth it to do both sections, and if not, which of the 2 sections is the better one, which we'll make sure to do first?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10791 on: June 03, 2019, 11:25:55 AM »
Anyone have any experience and reviews for the Kol Shofar factory tour near the Kinneret (http://kolshofar.co.il/site/Visitor-Center-en.asp)?
Yes. I went a few years ago. It's not all that much of a tour. They have a room that seems like just a part of the workshop space that they put chairs in, and someone (I think the owner in our case) gives a little speech, talking about the concept of shofar, how they source the raw materials, how they process, etc. Then they move into another area where he gives a demonstation of several of the stages of processing the horns into a finished shofar (bits and pieces, not start to finish). Also, they say they offer English, but at least in our case, despite asking in advance, it was just in Hebrew (the adults in our group translated as best as possible for all the kids).

We stopped there on the way up to Tzfas. I wouldn't necessarily go out there just for this. It is a really nice area to drive through though, and there are other things to do on the Golan side of the Kinneret (separate beach by the Kinar, Majrase and other water hikes, etc.). If you do go out there, be sure to stop off for a fantastic view of the Kinneret on your way back dock the mountain/hill from the shofar factory. It's called Mitzpe Ofir. There's a sign with a turn-off which takes you on a very bumpy dirt road alongside some fields. In the screengrab below, I circled the location of the factory on the bottom left, the turn-off point in the middle, and the observation point in the top left.



The view from the lookout:


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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10792 on: June 03, 2019, 11:50:08 AM »
Any one have any experience and reviews for Temple Mount Sifting Project (http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/)
Was a lot of fun a few years ago when we did it, also found some cool stuff. THey just reopened yesterday with a change of venue so obviously I can't speak to that

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10793 on: June 03, 2019, 11:58:52 AM »
Yes. I went a few years ago. It's not all that much of a tour. They have a room that seems like just a part of the workshop space that they put chairs in, and someone (I think the owner in our case) gives a little speech, talking about the concept of shofar, how they source the raw materials, how they process, etc. Then they move into another area where he gives a demonstation of several of the stages of processing the horns into a finished shofar (bits and pieces, not start to finish). Also, they say they offer English, but at least in our case, despite asking in advance, it was just in Hebrew (the adults in our group translated as best as possible for all the kids).

We stopped there on the way up to Tzfas. I wouldn't necessarily go out there just for this. It is a really nice area to drive through though, and there are other things to do on the Golan side of the Kinneret (separate beach by the Kinar, Majrase and other water hikes, etc.). If you do go out there, be sure to stop off for a fantastic view of the Kinneret on your way back dock the mountain/hill from the shofar factory. It's called Mitzpe Ofir. There's a sign with a turn-off which takes you on a very bumpy dirt road alongside some fields. In the screengrab below, I circled the location of the factory on the bottom left, the turn-off point in the middle, and the observation point in the top left.



The view from the lookout:



Any details on the other water hikes other than Majrase?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10794 on: June 03, 2019, 12:12:11 PM »
Any details on the other water hikes other than Majrase?
This is a good starting point:
https://www.parks.org.il/en/map/

The Majrase is very chill - I went years ago with my wife when she was in month 6 or 7 with our first child. The other 2 I know any specifics about in that area are Nachal Yehudiya and Meshushim (which has the hexagon pool) - both of which are much more intense hikes, and actually drain into the Kinneret right around the area of The Majrese. Further north, there are a bunch parks/reserves with water hikes, including Banias, Tel Dan, and Nachal Snir.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10795 on: June 03, 2019, 12:27:41 PM »
I see the Ramparts Walk around the Old City has 2 sections - north and south, that don't seem to connect. Assuming it's likely to be hot, is it really worth it to do both sections, and if not, which of the 2 sections is the better one, which we'll make sure to do first?

The northern one goes around the Muslim quarter, and southern around the Jewish quarter. I went several times to the southern and it's amazing, but unfortunately, never to the northern portion.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10796 on: June 03, 2019, 12:54:16 PM »
Hi, going to Israel in July with pretty elderly parents but they are able to walk ok for a bit, not too long.

Any interesting activities we can do with then in center and south israel?  Maybe some kind of factory tour or interesting museum?

thanks.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10797 on: June 04, 2019, 02:40:49 PM »
Will be in Israel next week and was looking for a guide for Machene Yehuda - Someone that can basically walk us around, show us the market, the spices, the food etc - Anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks!

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10798 on: June 04, 2019, 03:01:40 PM »
Will be in Israel next week and was looking for a guide for Machene Yehuda - Someone that can basically walk us around, show us the market, the spices, the food etc - Anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks!
I've seen Joel Haber giving tours

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #10799 on: June 06, 2019, 09:00:59 PM »
Next week iy"h.

Will you be going to Hatch this time?  Hope you are having a fantastic time and enjoying some good food!
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