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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12240 on: February 28, 2024, 09:19:39 AM »
Best wineries to go to?
Any have mehadrin food?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12241 on: February 28, 2024, 11:15:31 AM »
Just posting to note that the Israel thread has reached page 613.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12242 on: February 28, 2024, 12:19:19 PM »
Anything nice in Hertzilya  for brunch with a Mehadrin Hechsher
any suggestions would be appreciated
any activities can be done like segwaying?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12243 on: February 28, 2024, 01:16:56 PM »
Anything nice in Hertzilya  for brunch with a Mehadrin Hechsher
The definition of mehadrin is a discussion that has been had many times before primarily on the kashrus thread
With that out of the way Cafe Cafe is bet Yosef and rabanut hertzliya mehadrin

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12244 on: February 28, 2024, 01:36:57 PM »
The definition of mehadrin is a discussion that has been had many times before primarily on the kashrus thread
With that out of the way Cafe Cafe is bet Yosef and rabanut hertzliya mehadrin

Great location
Service and food is meh

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12245 on: February 28, 2024, 01:39:41 PM »
Best wineries to go to?
Any have mehadrin food?
Excellent question
Tishbi in binyamina has a winery, a chocolate shop and a nice cafe but I am not sure it's mehadrin, I can check.
There's also the binyamina winery
A bunch of really nice ones in the Shomron and also Gush Etzion

There are many in the galil but unfortunately I don't feel comfortable sending people there right now

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12246 on: February 28, 2024, 03:22:59 PM »
Kamisa winery has an Eidah Hachareidus restaurant. But it is in the Galil. (I have no clue if it is open nowadays.)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12247 on: February 28, 2024, 03:47:18 PM »
Barkan near rechovot has a visitors center and some sort of resturant
I know at least spme of the wines are mehadrin, cant vouch for the food

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12248 on: February 28, 2024, 04:02:49 PM »
Barkan near rechovot has a visitors center and some sort of resturant
I know at least spme of the wines are mehadrin, cant vouch for the food
Barkans 2023 wines are Eida. (And I am pretty sure all of their non shemita wine is under the OK)

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12249 on: February 28, 2024, 05:44:00 PM »
Excellent question
Tishbi in binyamina has a winery, a chocolate shop and a nice cafe but I am not sure it's mehadrin, I can check.
There's also the binyamina winery
A bunch of really nice ones in the Shomron and also Gush Etzion

There are many in the galil but unfortunately I don't feel comfortable sending people there right now


Don't think tishbi or binyamina are mehadrin. Gush etzion has a rabbanut mehadrin restaurant

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12250 on: February 28, 2024, 06:15:17 PM »
Golan heights Winery also has a tour but I donít know their current schedule.
No idea if food is mehandrin. Wines are Mehadrin
No personal experience as my schedule didnít work with the timing for the English language tour.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12251 on: February 29, 2024, 10:45:11 AM »
Golan heights Winery also has a tour but I donít know their current schedule.
No idea if food is mehandrin. Wines are Mehadrin
No personal experience as my schedule didnít work with the timing for the English language tour.

It's rare to see kosher non mehadrin wine in Israel

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12252 on: February 29, 2024, 02:48:53 PM »
It's rare to see kosher non mehadrin wine in Israel

as always, depends on your def of mehadrin...

Unless you're calling those NK  ;D

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12253 on: March 03, 2024, 03:18:28 AM »
Recommendations for a driver from Yerushalayim to Meron Tzfas Tveria Amuka for a day? And approximately what should that cost?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12254 on: March 05, 2024, 01:50:34 AM »
as always, depends on your def of mehadrin...

Unless you're calling those NK  ;D

Right I meant that it says mehadrin on the label, which is better then someone I knew a long time ago who's Kashrut policy was "if it's in Hebrew I eat it"

So curious what the different standards of wine are, because even for basic Kashrut it needs to be dati.Jews the whole way through.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12255 on: March 06, 2024, 04:27:50 AM »
Right I meant that it says mehadrin on the label, which is better then someone I knew a long time ago who's Kashrut policy was "if it's in Hebrew I eat it"

So curious what the different standards of wine are, because even for basic Kashrut it needs to be dati.Jews the whole way through.

AFAIK, the differences start with establishing from which point needs Dati. Is it fine for a non frum person to drive the truck transporting the grapes, operate the dump function in the truck... or bec the grapes are crushing each other, it already called the start of the wine production proccess and you need Shomer Shabbos.

Also, there's the hotly debated question of "Mi Yehudi". If i remember correctly, just a couple of years ago theres was a whole kerfufle when Barkan wanted to change to Eida, and the Eida insisted on investigating the Jewishness of all the Ethiopian post squeezing workers there, who had been accepted as a matter of course by the previous hechsher.

Thats the best of my limited kashrus knowledge, maybe @moko or @aygart can explain better to all of us.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12256 on: March 06, 2024, 11:36:24 AM »
AFAIK, the differences start with establishing from which point needs Dati. Is it fine for a non frum person to drive the truck transporting the grapes, operate the dump function in the truck... or bec the grapes are crushing each other, it already called the start of the wine production proccess and you need Shomer Shabbos.

Also, there's the hotly debated question of "Mi Yehudi". If i remember correctly, just a couple of years ago theres was a whole kerfufle when Barkan wanted to change to Eida, and the Eida insisted on investigating the Jewishness of all the Ethiopian post squeezing workers there, who had been accepted as a matter of course by the previous hechsher.

Thats the best of my limited kashrus knowledge, maybe @moko or @aygart can explain better to all of us.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12257 on: March 06, 2024, 11:10:46 PM »
Are people for the most part doing normal things now. I.e. going up north meron tzfas, going to Dead Sea?

Was just there.
The Dead sea forsure people are going, it's very safe.
Up north, depends on the person. Some are going, some are not.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12258 on: March 10, 2024, 06:55:56 PM »
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12259 on: March 11, 2024, 06:49:23 AM »
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