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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11040 on: February 11, 2021, 07:51:00 AM »
Anyone know of a house for rent in northern Israel for eight people preferably with a pool?  This is a last-minute trip for this coming Sunday / Monday.  Any leads are appreciated

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11041 on: May 23, 2021, 07:20:18 AM »
Anywhere new/interesting to eat with mehadrin (Eidah, rubin, landau, sheiris, machpud) hechsher in the merkaz or tel aviv?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11042 on: May 23, 2021, 08:50:51 AM »
Anywhere new/interesting to eat with mehadrin (Eidah, rubin, landau, sheiris, machpud) hechsher in the merkaz or tel aviv?
Agadir Bnei brak (Machpud) mildly interesting. There's a good hummus in שוק הפשפשים that's rabanut jaffa mehadrin. Aside from that-same old.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11043 on: May 23, 2021, 09:47:30 AM »
Agadir Bnei brak (Machpud) mildly interesting. There's a good hummus in שוק הפשפשים that's rabanut jaffa mehadrin. Aside from that-same old.
Astounding how much more robust the mehadrin kosher scene in NYC/Miami has become and how far behind Israel's is.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11044 on: May 23, 2021, 09:51:27 AM »
Astounding how much more robust the mehadrin kosher scene in NYC/Miami has become and how far behind Israel's is.
100%

To be fair, Jerusalem is far ahead of the merkaz, especially for those eating rabanut mehuderet.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11045 on: May 23, 2021, 09:54:36 AM »
100%

To be fair, Jerusalem is far ahead of the merkaz, especially for those eating rabanut mehuderet.
Like in every place it's a question of demand.
Little demand in the merkaz hence little supply, imho

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11046 on: May 23, 2021, 09:57:12 AM »
100%

To be fair, Jerusalem is far ahead of the merkaz, especially for those eating rabanut mehuderet.
I never understood the whole mehuderet thing and couldn't get solid answers on whether to eat there or not.
Like everything Israel...it's complicated.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11047 on: May 23, 2021, 09:57:41 AM »
Like in every place it's a question of demand.
Little demand in the merkaz hence little supply, imho
If only Kenny Rosenberg would open Tabernacle in the country where the winery it's named after is located...
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11048 on: May 23, 2021, 09:57:58 AM »
Like in every place it's a question of demand.
Little demand in the merkaz hence little supply, imho
Even in Jerusalem, mehadrin places are so stale compared to the US when you'd think the local and tourist market would easily support better.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11049 on: May 23, 2021, 09:59:05 AM »
If only Kenny Rosenberg would open Tabernacle in the country where the winery it's named after is located...
I'd rather him work on fixing El Al  :-\
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11050 on: May 23, 2021, 10:00:19 AM »
I never understood the whole mehuderet thing and couldn't get solid answers on whether to eat there or not.
Like everything Israel...it's complicated.
Mehuderet is the ultimate example of YMMV. Noone ever give a straight answer about kashrus here. Hopefully peope like Rabbi Weiner will make more inroads.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11051 on: May 23, 2021, 10:03:32 AM »
Even in Jerusalem, mehadrin places are so stale compared to the US when you'd think the local and tourist market would easily support better.
Things are improving, very slowly.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11052 on: May 23, 2021, 10:04:31 AM »
Mehuderet is the ultimate example of YMMV. Noone ever give a straight answer about kashrus here. Hopefully peope like Rabbi Weiner will make more inroads.
Why do places bother with mehuderet or mehadrin instead of just getting a respected Rabbi or agency to supervise like in the US?
Surely they can charge enough extra on each dish to make it viable like in the US.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11053 on: May 23, 2021, 10:04:54 AM »
Things are improving, very slowly.
Like?
NYC has Barnea, Mike's, Reserve Cut, Rothschild, Tabernacle, Wall St Grill, etc, etc.
Miami has Street, Fuego, Kosh, Harbour, Backyard, etc, etc.
Chicago has Shallots, Evita, Milts, etc
LA has Tierra Sur, La Gondola, Pat's, Shilohs, etc

Israel has...Lechem Basar?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11054 on: May 23, 2021, 10:11:43 AM »
Like?
Why do places bother with mehuderet or mehadrin instead of just getting a respected Rabbi or agency to supervise like in the US?
Surely they can charge enough extra on each dish to make it viable like in the US.

Some places are in locations that the "respected Rabbi's" won't give a hechsher in. It's also very limiting in terms of shchitas I believe. The people opening "finer" places are really not targeting the frum tourist and tbh a shocking number of them will eat virtually anywhere anyway.

There are much more mehadrin places than 5-10 years ago, just not fine dining. Fleishigs is a huge weak spot. Milchik scene is much better.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11055 on: May 23, 2021, 02:26:06 PM »
I never understood the whole mehuderet thing and couldn't get solid answers on whether to eat there or not.
Like everything Israel...it's complicated.
You couldn't get a straight no about mehuderet from anyone?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11056 on: May 23, 2021, 02:27:31 PM »
You couldn't get a straight no about mehuderet from anyone?
I got yes and no. But mostly got that it depends on the individual restaurant, individual mashgiach, and the actual shechita used.
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Mehuderet is the ultimate example of YMMV. Noone ever give a straight answer about kashrus here.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11057 on: May 23, 2021, 02:28:39 PM »
No, it was more like depends on the individual restaurant, individual mashgiach, and the actual shechita used.
Wow, I guess it all depends on who you ask.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11058 on: May 23, 2021, 02:29:05 PM »
Wow, I guess it all depends on who you ask.
See eta.
But yes, very much so.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11059 on: May 23, 2021, 02:32:54 PM »
See eta.
But yes, very much so.
I have not gotten anything other that an unequivocal no about mehuderet. Mehadrin is more YMMV. Then again, not a single one of the people I speak to would even entertain a discussion about WAJ.
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