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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12140 on: September 01, 2023, 04:07:38 PM »
Any recommendations for a restaurant in Netanya near Independence Square?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12141 on: September 01, 2023, 04:10:14 PM »
reliable hechsher
Gimme a moment to grab some popcorn first :)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12142 on: September 01, 2023, 04:28:50 PM »
Gimme a moment to grab some popcorn first :)

Iím sorry, I donít have the time to read through all 608 pages on this thread.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12143 on: September 01, 2023, 04:47:36 PM »
Iím sorry, I donít have the time to read through all 608 pages on this thread.
"reliable hechsher" is something that has been hotly debated countless times. It would be easier for members to help you if you list the hechsherim that YOU rely on.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12144 on: September 01, 2023, 05:02:45 PM »
"reliable hechsher" is something that has been hotly debated countless times. It would be easier for members to help you if you list the hechsherim that YOU rely on.

Ok, I fixed my post.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12145 on: September 02, 2023, 02:12:27 PM »
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12146 on: September 03, 2023, 10:36:09 AM »
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Kashrut is overrated

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12147 on: September 03, 2023, 01:52:24 PM »
Kashrut is overrated
Kashrut is underrated :)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12148 on: September 03, 2023, 01:55:23 PM »
Kashrut is overrated

from someone whose original post included the words "reliable hechsher"....

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12149 on: September 04, 2023, 05:10:31 AM »
Kashrut is overrated
Kashrut is underrated :)

Kashrut/s is both underrated and overrated.  8)
What type of place? Meat/Milk? Classy or eatery? (TBH I don't know Netanya but hopefully your answers will lead to more accurate responses.)
When I am in an unfamiliar spot I go here:
https://www.mishloha.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%97%D7%99%D7%9D/%D7%A0%D7%AA%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%94/%D7%9B%D7%A9%D7%A8_%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%94%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9F
but this is just lists of places that deliver and a pic or two and a menu (sometimes even what kashrus it is), and tells you nothing about ambience and how good the food tastes.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12150 on: September 04, 2023, 09:34:20 PM »
Kashrut/s is both underrated and overrated.  8)
What type of place? Meat/Milk? Classy or eatery? (TBH I don't know Netanya but hopefully your answers will lead to more accurate responses.)
When I am in an unfamiliar spot I go here:
https://www.mishloha.co.il/%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%9C%D7%95%D7%97%D7%99%D7%9D/%D7%A0%D7%AA%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%94/%D7%9B%D7%A9%D7%A8_%D7%9C%D7%9E%D7%94%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9F
but this is just lists of places that deliver and a pic or two and a menu (sometimes even what kashrus it is), and tells you nothing about ambience and how good the food tastes.

Thanks, that was very helpful! Someone mentioned Alonzoís was mehadrin, good food and right by the square.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12151 on: September 05, 2023, 10:43:35 AM »
Any recommendations for a restaurant in Netanya near Independence Square?
If you want a desert place, there's a great french bakery halfway up the midrachov on the right hand side, when your back is to the water

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12152 on: September 07, 2023, 01:00:55 PM »
Whatís a good activity for a family with kids ages 1 1/2 years old to 15 years old to do in the Old City?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12153 on: September 07, 2023, 01:03:13 PM »
Whatís a good activity for a family with kids ages 1 1/2 years old to 15 years old to do in the Old City?
The Kotel tunnel tours are nice and there is the Machon HaMikdash museum.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12154 on: September 07, 2023, 01:16:13 PM »
The Kotel tunnel tours are nice and there is the Machon HaMikdash museum.

Those are stroller accessible? Do you need to book in advance?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12155 on: September 10, 2023, 12:34:28 AM »
Those are stroller accessible? Do you need to book in advance?
You park the stroller at the beginning of the tour and pick it up at the end.
If you are traveling pretty much anytime besides extremely busy season you can book that day, but obviously if you are very scheduled might as well book early just in case.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12156 on: September 10, 2023, 02:30:06 PM »
Does anyone know of a candy making workshop for kids similar to Tomo? They don't seem to be open or have availability on Sukkos.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12157 on: September 12, 2023, 11:17:40 PM »
Any tour guides that will work on choel hamoed?
I tried a few already that said they don't

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12158 on: September 12, 2023, 11:30:52 PM »
Can anyone recommend a driver with a van that can pick up 9 passengers with luggage from the airport?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12159 on: September 13, 2023, 09:01:05 AM »
Can anyone recommend a driver with a van that can pick up 9 passengers with luggage from the airport?
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