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Begin Museum- outside the Old City
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Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
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Gichon
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Old Yishuv Court
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2048 - Tlv - Incredible fun experience! Active Activities in each room. cool team game, electrifying, challenging and especially fun!
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
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Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en
Yad Vashem
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Migdal Dovid- Museum of Jerusalem
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Tax Museum
Gush Katif Museum
Science Museum
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Israel Museum
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Beit Harav Kook
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FB group with many ideas of activities
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

Separate Beaches - AS OF 2022!
The suitability of the area around the separate beach area varies.

Separate Areas for Men and Women:
Tveria - Kinar Hotel
Tveria - Chof Menachem
Tveria - near Chamei Tveria
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Akko X2
Ashdod
Ashkelon
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2580 on: May 06, 2013, 12:22:53 PM »
i was at last years. how did it compare?

I was at last year's as well. If I end up going to this year's, I will IY"H happily post a comparison.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2581 on: May 06, 2013, 12:45:28 PM »
I was at last year's as well. If I end up going to this year's, I will IY"H happily post a comparison.
i think it ended 4/30

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2582 on: May 06, 2013, 12:49:58 PM »
Also went to last years , saw pics of this years looked different but not much , it's all made out of ice !

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2583 on: May 06, 2013, 02:35:18 PM »
Sister called me from Israel that she wants to go skydiving. Can anyone recommend a place near Yerushalayim?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2584 on: May 06, 2013, 02:37:57 PM »
Sister called me from Israel that she wants to go skydiving. Can anyone recommend a place near Yerushalayim?

Near Yerushalayim?!

You're joking, right?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2585 on: May 06, 2013, 02:43:19 PM »
Near Yerushalayim?!

You're joking, right?
Am actually quite serious. Didn't mean within city limits rather near the Dead Sea etc not Eliat or Chaifa.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2586 on: May 06, 2013, 02:51:30 PM »
It's sort if in middle... Habanim beach near netanya ..

http://www.paradive.co.il/english.shtml

Not cheap though... And not worth it if don't get a video of it IMO.. Which obviously is even more $

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2587 on: May 06, 2013, 02:55:03 PM »
Am actually quite serious. Didn't mean within city limits rather near the Dead Sea etc not Eliat or Chaifa.

Aha. I see. IMHO, the Dead Sea ain't "near Yerushalayim".

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2588 on: May 06, 2013, 03:05:08 PM »
Iirc it was like 250$ for dive and $450 together with video

(I actually heard they opened up one in south too.. I think it's same company so you can check the website .. Or google..)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2589 on: May 06, 2013, 03:11:48 PM »
(Also not that I know the Halacha in this case .. But I don't know if they have women jumpers to go with beginners... Just saying..)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2590 on: May 06, 2013, 03:58:07 PM »
(Also not that I know the Halacha in this case .. But I don't know if they have women jumpers to go with beginners... Just saying..)
Once they are jumping its probably pickuach nefoshos if they don't have someone  :) but not sure myself

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2591 on: May 06, 2013, 04:13:45 PM »
anyhow what i did was made a friday jump and stayed in netanya for shabbos... worked out very well ...
that way not shlepping all the way there for just the jump

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2592 on: May 06, 2013, 04:46:20 PM »
Either way, I'm impressed... I kinda never pegged you as the kind of guy to jump out of a plane. ;)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2593 on: May 06, 2013, 04:53:51 PM »
they had a deal for skydiving in one of the groupon type sites recently, not sure if its still available

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2594 on: May 07, 2013, 02:04:07 AM »
Either way, I'm impressed... I kinda never pegged you as the kind of guy to jump out of a plane. ;)
thats how i clinched my wife .. lol... i seriously had a fam friend who someho got a pic of me in the air (thanks to my mom) and would show it to girls she was trying to read me... they refered to me as the skydiving boy.. (b"h my wife never met her b4 we got engaged.. but i did tell her about it)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2595 on: May 07, 2013, 03:10:23 AM »
How late is the ice cream place at Ben Yehuda open tonight? I'll be arriving at about midnight any chance it'll still be open? How about any other shawarmas or eateries? Specifically in jlem

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« Reply #2596 on: May 07, 2013, 04:09:19 AM »
How late is the ice cream place at Ben Yehuda open tonight? I'll be arriving at about midnight any chance it'll still be open? How about any other shawarmas or eateries? Specifically in jlem

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2597 on: May 07, 2013, 05:41:08 AM »
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Katzefet ( ice cream store ), is not always open late depending ppl and the weather , how ever for an ice cream , that should be avail till 3 am at big apple ... As in the thread quoted

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2598 on: May 07, 2013, 06:40:33 AM »
Katzefet ( ice cream store ), is not always open late depending ppl and the weather , how ever for an ice cream , that should be avail till 3 am at big apple ... As in the thread quoted


...except that despite having some of the best pizza in town, Big Apple's ice cream is somewhat lacking.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2599 on: May 07, 2013, 06:54:04 AM »

...except that despite having some of the best pizza in town, Big Apple's ice cream is somewhat lacking.

I disagree strongly on the first part. Their pizza is overpriced, tiny slices of burnt crust. IME, and others.
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