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Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Tzomet Institute - Alon Shvut
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
Old City Jewish and Muslim Quarter Tours (pm @satturn )
Churva/Ramban
Machon Hamikdash
Burnt house
Gichon
4 Sephardi Shuls
Old Yishuv Court
Shiloach/Gichon


2048 - Tlv - Incredible fun experience! Active Activities in each room. cool team game, electrifying, challenging and especially fun!
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en
Yad Vashem
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Migdal Dovid- Museum of Jerusalem
Bibical Zoo/Aquarium/Ein Yael
Tax Museum
Gush Katif Museum
Science Museum
Bible Lands Museum
Israel Museum
Italian Jewish Art Museum
Beit Harav Kook
Underground prisoners
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Har Hamenuchos
Ammunition Hill
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Mamila
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FB group with many ideas of activities
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

Separate Beaches - AS OF 2022!
The suitability of the area around the separate beach area varies.

Separate Areas for Men and Women:
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Tveria - Chof Menachem
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Ashdod
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1120 on: November 16, 2012, 11:19:54 AM »
Art Meat in Ramat Gan. Anyone ever been? Whats the Hasgacha situation? From the website it seems to be under Rabanut Ramat Gan with Rabbi Machpud (Batadz Yoreh Deyah)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1121 on: November 17, 2012, 01:23:46 PM »
Does anyone have details on the Rimon breakfast buffet?

Is it only on Friday? Price? Time begins, ends? What do they put out?

I know its a REPOST but the other one was in the wrong thread, so no need for JEWDA to have elevated blood pressure from this one.

Friday only, 49 shekel (not including drinks). Entrance op en till about 11:30-12:00, at 12ish they stop bringing in new food.
They serve breads, cheeses, salads, fresh omelets, shakshuka. At the end they bring in pizza's,

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1122 on: November 17, 2012, 01:52:16 PM »
Art Meat in Ramat Gan. Anyone ever been? Whats the Hasgacha situation? From the website it seems to be under Rabanut Ramat Gan with Rabbi Machpud (Batadz Yoreh Deyah)
Been there in the past and wasn't too impressed with the food to put it mildly...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1123 on: November 17, 2012, 05:21:21 PM »
Art Meat in Ramat Gan. Anyone ever been? Whats the Hasgacha situation? From the website it seems to be under Rabanut Ramat Gan with Rabbi Machpud (Batadz Yoreh Deyah)
deceptive advertising.  it says the restaurant is rabbanut, the meat is machpud.   ie, you're eating under rabbanut supervision

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1124 on: November 17, 2012, 05:23:41 PM »
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 I would say that it's more like one-and-a-half slices. And for quite a few people (despite the fact that they would not admit it), two slices is bordering on achilah gassa as it is, so two Agvania slices (equivqlent to at least 3 regular slices) is pushing it. I would recommend trying one of their slices first, and seeing if you want another one afterwards, rather than ordering two to begin with.
Disagree.
Without french fries and soda, I need 3 slices usually...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1125 on: November 17, 2012, 07:25:15 PM »
Disagree.
Without french fries and soda, I need 3 slices usually...

 I didn't say "everyone", did I? ;)

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 And for quite a few people (despite the fact that they would not admit it), two slices is bordering on achilah gassa as it is

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1127 on: November 18, 2012, 07:48:47 AM »
Food stops on my upcoming trip.

Felafel:
Felafel Siya (on bar ilan)
Shalom Felafel (on Betzalel)
Miros (near the Mir)
Felafel Hateimani (on Yoel, Bukharian Shuk) excellent melawach falafel

Pizza:
Big Apple

Dairy:
Agass Vtapuach (Kikar Safra) groupon
Cafe Rimon
Sam Bagels (for my wife) (Ben Yehuda)

Meat:
Papigios (Talpiot) probably the Brazilian table


Schwarma:
Halo Teiman ( Paz station Kneisa Lair)
Maoz (King George across from Lev Yerushalayim)

Drinks, Dessert, and Pastries:
Mitz Pri for iced coffee (Geulah)
Aldo for ice cream (Yaffo)
Katzefet (froyo)for ice cream (Ben Yehuda)
Marzipan chocolate rugalech (Old City and Shuk)

These are all places I have been to many times. Is there anything here that's not around anymore, no longer Kosher, or no good anymore?

Where do I need to add to my list if options?
you forgot entrocate its on golda meir by har hatzofim (rubin) great food and nice ambiance

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1128 on: November 18, 2012, 07:59:01 AM »
you forgot entrocate its on golda meir by har hatzofim (rubin) great food and nice ambiance

You forgot to mention Israeli class/service.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1129 on: November 18, 2012, 11:20:32 AM »
You forgot to mention Israeli class/service.

lol...+1

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1130 on: November 18, 2012, 12:53:43 PM »
har chotzvim not hatzofim

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1131 on: November 18, 2012, 01:12:27 PM »
which hotels by the dead sea/ ein geddy has separate spas all day and mehadrin food ?????

thanks

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1132 on: November 18, 2012, 01:45:31 PM »
which hotels by the dead sea/ ein geddy has separate spas all day and mehadrin food ?????

thanks
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1133 on: November 18, 2012, 02:45:37 PM »
the international beach used to - might still b around - have seperate spas, nothing fancy but something..IIRC

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1134 on: November 18, 2012, 03:57:43 PM »
Thankfully the garlic chicken and Modern came around.

The garlic chicken your referring to are tempura?  In a basket like the potatoes?
It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1135 on: November 18, 2012, 06:38:48 PM »
Paran Waffle Bar update: service still stinks.

As in, the waiter and waitress who helped us were nice and polite, and it didn't take a half-hour for a milkshake like last time, but they consistently "forgot" stuff. For example, I asked for tomato sauce on the side FOUR SEPARATE TIMES, and didn't get it at all in the end - not even when they packed our leftovers to go. (I finally just gave up on it.)

Food wasn't too bad, though my ravioli was a bit undercooked. Hot chocolate left much to be desired, but my wife's cappuccino was okay.

And the owner sent us free dessert, so that was nice. :D

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1136 on: November 19, 2012, 05:41:16 AM »
Paran Waffle Bar update: service still stinks.

As in, the waiter and waitress who helped us were nice and polite, and it didn't take a half-hour for a milkshake like last time, but they consistently "forgot" stuff. For example, I asked for tomato sauce on the side FOUR SEPARATE TIMES, and didn't get it at all in the end - not even when they packed our leftovers to go. (I finally just gave up on it.)

Food wasn't too bad, though my ravioli was a bit undercooked. Hot chocolate left much to be desired, but my wife's cappuccino was okay.

And the owner sent us free dessert, so that was nice. :D

do you feel the service is worse than other israeli places?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1137 on: November 19, 2012, 06:31:51 AM »
do you feel the service is worse than other israeli places?

I don't like having to ask for something three or four times. That hasn't been my experience in many other places.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1138 on: November 19, 2012, 07:22:28 AM »
got it...just curious...do you sit indoors or outside?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1139 on: November 19, 2012, 07:37:11 AM »
Paran Waffle Bar update: service still stinks.

As in, the waiter and waitress who helped us were nice and polite, and it didn't take a half-hour for a milkshake like last time, but they consistently "forgot" stuff. For example, I asked for tomato sauce on the side FOUR SEPARATE TIMES, and didn't get it at all in the end - not even when they packed our leftovers to go. (I finally just gave up on it.)

Food wasn't too bad, though my ravioli was a bit undercooked. Hot chocolate left much to be desired, but my wife's cappuccino was okay.

And the owner sent us free dessert, so that was nice. :D
i think its the same owner that it used to be when it was called nina s cafe they changed cause waffle bar is a franchise name same terrible service as before though must agree with you the service was this bad a year and 2 years ago!!