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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #160 on: May 31, 2010, 07:30:38 AM »
I also eat it and I spoke to a few mashgichim I know and they told me it's all politics that cause rumours that it's good or not!! I'm not trying to convince anyone. Just statin my opinion

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #161 on: May 31, 2010, 07:33:26 AM »
anybody in kashrus in israel will explain to you that it has nothing to do with politics, rather a new person took over and instituted many kulos which most people do not agree with. unfortunately you were misinformed
heres the problem, how can you have an opinion on something without knowing the facts?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #162 on: May 31, 2010, 07:35:14 AM »
who still eats rabbanut mehadrin?!

I think that you need to get out of Sorotzkin more often :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #163 on: May 31, 2010, 07:36:55 AM »
are the people in arzei still eating at gabriels?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #164 on: May 31, 2010, 07:56:02 AM »
are the people in arzei still eating at gabriels?

lol. Funny you mention it. The person who was giving out a heter to eat there lives in your neighborhood. I won't go further than that

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #165 on: May 31, 2010, 08:01:17 AM »
it has nothing to do with the neighborhood you live in

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #166 on: May 31, 2010, 02:24:23 PM »
1. Any reliable rav (including on sorotzkin) will tell you that there are many reliable Rabinute Mehadrin Restaurants. All of the ones in Malcha are good (there's a really good - taste wise - Pizza Hut and KFC) and the ones in Center 1 are also ok. Basically it depends on the mashgiach.

2. I've heard that Rimon meat has been closed for the past few weeks, and that the milk will also be closed for a week sometime soon. Might be a good idea to check up on that before you go.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #167 on: May 31, 2010, 03:12:35 PM »
mention one rav that would say that. a good mashgiach cant help if the products are no good. you seem to be a bit clueless.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #168 on: May 31, 2010, 03:47:29 PM »
Dozens. I would strongly advise staying away from any rav that says Rabinute Mehadrin isn't good in Center1 or Malcha. They are either mis-informed, or severely delusional. (both of which are becoming bigger problems these days.)
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #169 on: May 31, 2010, 03:50:41 PM »
one would suffice

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #170 on: June 02, 2010, 08:28:26 AM »
WOW!! Reading this topic made me really Dizzy!!!! I didn't realize this was such an esteemed frum crowd and I don't think I'll eat anything out of my house after this however maybe since I'm a poshiter Mirer Talmud the briskers will hold me as irreligious and I can go back to enjoying my rabanut mehadrin meals!! And the best part about them is you don't have a million yeshiva yeshivish guys makin so much noise and nickel and diming them not that they're wrong but when I go out with my wife I prefer the quieter places!!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #171 on: June 02, 2010, 10:54:38 AM »
immature idiot

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #172 on: June 02, 2010, 01:56:23 PM »

As we were traveling with a toddler, we did more eating than anything else.

Some places we ate and things we did:

While staying at the CP, we walked to the kosel on shabbos afternoon and took the bus back for free after shabbos.


Just for the record, I believe the 'free busses after Shabbos' are not free and are supposed to be paid up during the following week!
Correct me if I am wrong.
If thats true, you have to pay them back especially considering thats it's owned by Yidden.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #173 on: June 02, 2010, 02:58:24 PM »
Oh, this bus thing is still going on?
10 years ago it was already discussed.

But I guess the psak is still the same: "you are supposed to be unsure about it "

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #174 on: June 04, 2010, 09:52:11 AM »
Any tips for anniversary in Jerusalem?  1868 or Canella?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #175 on: June 04, 2010, 10:03:57 AM »
i think for a romantic dinner, Arcadia is perfect

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #176 on: June 06, 2010, 02:47:52 PM »
Just for the record, I believe the 'free busses after Shabbos' are not free and are supposed to be paid up during the following week!
Correct me if I am wrong.
If thats true, you have to pay them back especially considering thats it's owned by Yidden.
You're right. I've seen the letters from Egged.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #177 on: June 06, 2010, 02:48:08 PM »
Let's see how useful this forum is.. I'm runnning late and had to can el at keyara what other good meat restaurant are open late till 12 or so

i need an answer within the hour

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #178 on: June 06, 2010, 02:53:04 PM »
cafe rimon dairy. taiku (meat and sushi) emek refaim 31 (02) 566-5262  open till 11

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #179 on: June 06, 2010, 02:59:18 PM »
I don't think 11 will do I need 12 thanks anyway

and we need meat restaurant Rimon meat seems to be closed