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Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11660 on: August 11, 2022, 09:44:10 AM »
Which השגחה?
They donít specify online, only that itís mehadrinÖ
I guess someone should call them and post here before we make a blanket recommendation, especially this year.

Edit: they are listed here:
https://rabanut.co.il/business/%d7%91%d7%99%d7%92%d7%94-%d7%a1%d7%a0%d7%99%d7%a3-%d7%a9%d7%a8%d7%95%d7%a0%d7%94/

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11661 on: August 11, 2022, 09:47:21 AM »
They donít specify online, only that itís mehadrinÖ
I guess someone should call them and post here before we make a blanket recommendation, especially this year.

Edit: they are listed here:
https://rabanut.co.il/business/%d7%91%d7%99%d7%92%d7%94-%d7%a1%d7%a0%d7%99%d7%a3-%d7%a9%d7%a8%d7%95%d7%a0%d7%94/
Plenty of TLV Rabanut Mehadrin places, but not a hechsher that's generally accepted.
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 #11662 on: August 11, 2022, 10:01:03 AM »
Plenty of TLV Rabanut Mehadrin places, but not a hechsher that's generally accepted.
(hopefully without starting a debate here)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11663 on: August 11, 2022, 10:16:50 AM »
Plenty of TLV Rabanut Mehadrin places, but not a hechsher that's generally accepted.

Disagree, Atleast for meat I donít know of any rabanut mehadrin and above other than the 3 I mentioned for meat

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11664 on: August 11, 2022, 10:19:14 AM »
Disagree, Atleast for meat I donít know of any rabanut mehadrin and above other than the 3 I mentioned for meat
Who said only meat? But it seems like there are both:
http://www.israelkosherdining.com/kosher-mehadrin-restaurants-tel-aviv/

The 3 above are not just Rabanut Mehadrin.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11665 on: August 11, 2022, 11:44:20 AM »
which one is the better option to go amex insurance or car rental insurance?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11666 on: August 11, 2022, 09:37:00 PM »
Anyone have a good tour guide for the kotel tunnels that would be entertaining for a 7 year old? Any other activities recommended to do . Havent been in israel in a really long time and this is my son's first time.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11667 on: August 12, 2022, 09:58:52 AM »
Anyone has a good tour guide # who speaks good Yiddish for Jerusalem?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11668 on: August 14, 2022, 02:28:32 AM »
Recommendations for mehadrin/machpud (hopefully without starting a debate here) restaurants in Tel Aviv? Already been to Lechem Basar, Le EntrecŰte, and Regina

Ezreili Mall has a couple mehadrin dairy places Cafe Cafe,Mr Green and there are a few others (even meat that are Beis Yosef)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11669 on: August 14, 2022, 08:41:43 AM »
does anyone know of a place in jerusalem for fish pedicures?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11670 on: August 14, 2022, 09:56:43 AM »
does anyone know of a place in jerusalem for fish pedicures?
Pretty sure King George has some places.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11671 on: August 14, 2022, 02:25:16 PM »
Most museums and National Parks in EY have different opening/closing times for summer and winter. The museum/park websites don't specify which months are summer vs winter. Anyone know if there's a national rule about this? Going in September iyh.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11672 on: August 14, 2022, 10:18:40 PM »
Most museums and National Parks in EY have different opening/closing times for summer and winter. The museum/park websites don't specify which months are summer vs winter. Anyone know if there's a national rule about this? Going in September iyh.
September should be summer hours

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11673 on: August 15, 2022, 09:07:47 AM »
September should be summer hours
Thank you

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11674 on: August 17, 2022, 05:20:00 AM »
Misplaced my tourist visa and need to rent a car. How can I get a replacement ASAP

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11675 on: August 17, 2022, 09:35:25 AM »
Misplaced my tourist visa and need to rent a car. How can I get a replacement ASAP
You didn't take a picture of it? Maybe other places you need it can give you a copy?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11676 on: August 17, 2022, 10:09:27 AM »
You didn't take a picture of it? Maybe other places you need it can give you a copy?
not following... I didn't need it anywhere until now. It appears to have been thrown out.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11677 on: August 17, 2022, 10:51:29 AM »
not following... I didn't need it anywhere until now. It appears to have been thrown out.

Ah okay. sometimes people use it for hotels etc and can get a copy from them.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11678 on: August 17, 2022, 12:04:59 PM »
Does the old city of Tzfas have a kosher eruv according to the Alter Rebbe/Shulchan Aruch HaRav?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11679 on: August 17, 2022, 02:43:40 PM »
not following... I didn't need it anywhere until now. It appears to have been thrown out.
misrad hapnim.
Iím told the airport on level 3 has itís own small misrad hapnim that can print you out a new one as well.