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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11680 on: August 17, 2022, 02:46:03 PM »
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.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11681 on: August 17, 2022, 05:07:41 PM »
Any recommendations for Masada/Ein Gedi/Dead sea group tours appropriate for teenage (or a drop older) girls?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11682 on: August 18, 2022, 02:01:40 PM »
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.
thanks. Was thinking of that but from online info it seems you need an appt. I think I'm going to stop by anyway and see if they can do it.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11683 on: August 18, 2022, 02:45:59 PM »
Any recommendations for Masada/Ein Gedi/Dead sea group tours appropriate for teenage (or a drop older) girls?
Hoffman or Artzeinu?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11684 on: August 19, 2022, 06:31:14 AM »
thanks. Was thinking of that but from online info it seems you need an appt. I think I'm going to stop by anyway and see if they can do it.
no appt necessary. You put in your TZ/ Passport number, get a ticket and wait online. There were only two people ahead of me, so I was in and out in 10 min

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11685 on: August 19, 2022, 09:42:58 AM »
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11686 on: August 19, 2022, 09:52:09 AM »
Contact info?
https://hoffmantours.com/
https://www.artzeinu.co.il/

Both cater to the frum English speaker. My impression in the past was that Artzeinu is a slightly more modern orthodox bend.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11687 on: August 19, 2022, 10:40:52 AM »
How do I find accomodations up north? Airbnb type for a large family.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11688 on: August 19, 2022, 10:42:37 AM »
How do I find accomodations up north? Airbnb type for a large family.
Airbnb.com :D
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11689 on: August 19, 2022, 11:22:21 AM »
https://hoffmantours.com/
https://www.artzeinu.co.il/

Both cater to the frum English speaker. My impression in the past was that Artzeinu is a slightly more modern orthodox bend.

Tyvm.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11690 on: August 21, 2022, 12:04:02 AM »
How do I find accomodations up north? Airbnb type for a large family.

There are few websites in Hebrew. Could be its post upthread. If I remember I will post.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11691 on: August 21, 2022, 04:18:06 AM »
How do I find accomodations up north? Airbnb type for a large family.

Tzimmertop is a great resource for booking as well

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11692 on: August 21, 2022, 05:24:51 AM »
Any farms up north that give Shmittah tours?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11693 on: August 21, 2022, 06:25:59 AM »
Any way to register for kvish 6 without having a t.z.?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11694 on: August 21, 2022, 07:41:18 AM »
Any suggestions of things to do in or near Carmiel? For a family with children from 9 months to 19 years.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11695 on: August 21, 2022, 12:27:36 PM »
Any way to register for kvish 6 without having a t.z.?

Just make one up.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11696 on: August 21, 2022, 01:27:03 PM »
Just make one up.

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There are sites that'll generate a TZ if you want one that's guaranteed to be a valid number. Google teudat zehut generator.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11697 on: August 21, 2022, 06:32:06 PM »
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There are sites that'll generate a TZ if you want one that's guaranteed to be a valid number. Google teudat zehut generator.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11698 on: August 22, 2022, 07:52:54 AM »
If you dont mind a 30 minute detour (total) the best zoo in Israel is located in Kiryat Motzkin called Hai Park. It is a fantastic place for toddlers and there are a ton of kosher (even mehadrin) places to stop for pizza.

Anyone here has been to the Kiryat Motzkin Zoo recently? On Google Maps, there are tons of reports decrying the horrid conditions of the animals. I want to know if it is legit in bad shape, or just some virtue-signaling leftist elephant-rights campaign. Any ideas?

ETA - what was strange is that on google maps, almost every single one of the negative reviews only have 1 - 3 reviews. Suspicious. I found that there were articles about a hafgana because someone posted a sad-looking picture of an elephant... so the zoo let people come for free to see how awesome the conditions are...
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11699 on: August 23, 2022, 10:09:22 PM »
Anyone know how I go about finding a Succos program in Israel?
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