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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2860 on: July 05, 2013, 03:37:19 AM »


On that note. Is there any place to eat in Ashdod?

While I don't know Ashdod but isn't it one of the biggest frum communities? It shouldn't be a problem finding a place.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2861 on: July 05, 2013, 05:27:56 AM »
While I don't know Ashdod but isn't it one of the biggest frum communities? It shouldn't be a problem finding a place.

You'd think there would be more but AFAIK There are only a handful of places and nothing great. A few falafel places, some bakery/pizza places and a place called Tal Galim at one of the entrances to Ashdod that is made for truckers where you can get a pretty decent fleishig meal (soup, chickens, meat, schnitzel,  schwarma etc) but it's only open until 5.  If you eat Machpud there are a handful of places with Machpud as well but nothing that's a restaurant exactly.
 If you eat beit yosef there are plenty of options.

A short drive to Yavne takes you to the Ben and Jerrys factory ice cream store :)
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2862 on: July 05, 2013, 07:42:31 AM »
You'd think there would be more but AFAIK There are only a handful of places and nothing great. A few falafel places, some bakery/pizza places and a place called Tal Galim at one of the entrances to Ashdod that is made for truckers where you can get a pretty decent fleishig meal (soup, chickens, meat, schnitzel,  schwarma etc) but it's only open until 5.  If you eat Machpud there are a handful of places with Machpud as well but nothing that's a restaurant exactly.
 If you eat beit yosef there are plenty of options.

A short drive to Yavne takes you to the Ben and Jerrys factory ice cream store :)

i ended up in bat yam. i have no idea if i eat bait yosef milchigs. but they had a kosher cafe cafe but we didnt eat, we opted for halo taimon
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2863 on: July 07, 2013, 06:51:59 PM »
Any judaica store in Jerusalem that delivers/ships in Jerusalem?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2864 on: July 07, 2013, 07:56:46 PM »
Any judaica store in Jerusalem that delivers/ships in Jerusalem?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2865 on: July 08, 2013, 12:15:29 AM »
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2866 on: July 08, 2013, 05:22:34 AM »
Looking for ATVing/Camel Riding in or around Jerusalem, any recommendations would be great!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2867 on: July 08, 2013, 05:34:02 AM »
Looking for ATVing/Camel Riding in or around Jerusalem, any recommendations would be great!
Iirc they are both available at the gas station on the 90 out of yerushalayim towards yam hamelach...

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Re: Jerusalem Old city
« Reply #2868 on: July 08, 2013, 08:57:12 AM »
The Arab guard who killed him was officially charged with murder after the police verified his account of the story. it turns out he killed the guy for insulting Bedouins an hour earlier when he went passed security.

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Re: Jerusalem Old city
« Reply #2869 on: July 08, 2013, 09:58:49 AM »
The guard I hear is a druze.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2870 on: July 08, 2013, 11:17:03 AM »
Looking for ATVing/Camel Riding in or around Jerusalem, any recommendations would be great!
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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 #2873 on: July 10, 2013, 07:33:13 AM »
I finally found use for that card they give you at passport control! It can be used a s a student I'd to give you discounts! One great example is the ongoing promo from Hertz in Europe

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2874 on: July 10, 2013, 09:25:29 AM »
Cinnabon Tel Aviv report:

After being teased for years by the delicious smells wafting through malls and airports everywhere, it's nice to be able to actually taste the stuff. ;)

Cinnabon Tel Aviv is under the supervision of Rabbanut Tel Aviv, so big YLORMV there.

The buns were simply delicious! We had their Cinnabon Classic, as well as the small "Cinnabites", which come in packs of four (we had two classic and two pecan caramel). Their Chillata (tropical blast) was delicious and refreshing, too.

We also took a red velvet cupcake to go - I'll let you know how that was tomorrow. :)

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Bought the mini-mix pack yesterday and brought it home for the wife,
Quite tasty, but not cheap at 68 shekel for the 6 buns.
The bigger buns seem to be a better value.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2875 on: July 10, 2013, 03:08:32 PM »
Us joy closed...?!?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2876 on: July 10, 2013, 05:35:36 PM »
Us joy closed...?!?
yes, i saw them carting away the sign yesterday. good riddance

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2878 on: July 11, 2013, 05:20:48 AM »
yes, i saw them carting away the sign yesterday. good riddance
You think Pinis kitchen will be any better...?

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