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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1360 on: December 11, 2012, 03:57:13 PM »
rabbanut

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1361 on: December 11, 2012, 04:18:35 PM »
well it finally will happen

modern will ditch ou at the end of the month  :'(

chaval

Oh, snap. :'(

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1362 on: December 12, 2012, 01:44:50 PM »
On my way to alternative. Any suggestions besides the crème brulee?

Also ate there any can't be missed entrees in Israel I should know of?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1363 on: December 12, 2012, 01:47:32 PM »
well it finally will happen

modern will ditch ou at the end of the month  :'(

chaval
Theyve been saying that for ages. Ill believe it when I see it.

Did you hear it from the mashgiach?
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר – יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1364 on: December 12, 2012, 03:31:24 PM »
Theyve been saying that for ages. Ill believe it when I see it.

Did you hear it from the mashgiach?
yup, spoke to the mashgiach as well

they always said it might happen but not a definite date

its game over for real this time

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1365 on: December 12, 2012, 03:33:12 PM »
yup, spoke to the mashgiach as well

they always said it might happen but not a definite date

its game over

:'(

Any idea why?!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1366 on: December 12, 2012, 03:34:05 PM »
well it finally will happen

modern will ditch ou at the end of the month  :'(

chaval

Maybe they'll get a better hechsher?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1367 on: December 12, 2012, 03:36:08 PM »
:'(

Any idea why?!
was told because of money, which was the reason theyve been mulling it over for a while now

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1368 on: December 12, 2012, 03:36:11 PM »
Maybe they'll get a better hechsher?
Impossible, it's the best there is.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1369 on: December 12, 2012, 03:36:25 PM »
Maybe they'll get a better hechsher?
nope. rabbanut reg

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1370 on: December 12, 2012, 03:36:33 PM »
Maybe they'll get a better hechsher?

#wishfulthinking

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1371 on: December 12, 2012, 03:36:49 PM »
Impossible, it's the best there is.

Ummmmm... LOL? ???

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1372 on: December 12, 2012, 03:37:03 PM »
Impossible, it's the best there is.
no offense, but sometimes you say things that are  :o

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1373 on: December 12, 2012, 03:37:45 PM »
was told because of money, which was the reason theyve been mulling it over for a while now

Have they weighed that against how many of us will tell them to pound sand once they make the change? They really think it's worth it?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1374 on: December 12, 2012, 03:41:28 PM »
Have they weighed that against how many of us will tell them to pound sand once they make the change? They really think it's worth it?
i discussed it with him and theyre well aware they will lose customers. but at the end of the day, most people dining there, at least when im there, look like people that would eat rabbanut

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1375 on: December 12, 2012, 03:45:27 PM »
Impossible, it's the best there is.

LOL  ;)
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1378 on: December 13, 2012, 05:11:58 AM »
no offense, but sometimes you say things that are  :o

On a more serious note, is the OU is Israel as widely accepted as it (appears to be) in the US?
Is there a difference in how it's viewed in the yeshivas for US students, vs how it's perceived in 'Israeli' yeshivas?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1379 on: December 13, 2012, 09:13:52 AM »
On a more serious note, is the OU is Israel as widely accepted as it (appears to be) in the US?
Is there a difference in how it's viewed in the yeshivas for US students, vs how it's perceived in 'Israeli' yeshivas?

Im told to be skeptical. And better to stick with bodatz rubin Shearis and even machpud
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