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Begin Museum- outside the Old City
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Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
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Bullet Factory in Rechovot
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Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
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South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70



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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5640 on: August 05, 2015, 10:20:52 AM »
Do Canadian passports that you get thru the embassy in Israel say the place of issue is Israel or Canada?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5641 on: August 05, 2015, 07:16:09 PM »
Try to get it in writing, some rental companies here request it for cards they're not familiar with.

Why would they ask for it in writing? they don't care if you are covered you need to pay them if something happens and then you need to fight it out with the credit card.

Please correct me if I have it wrong.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5642 on: August 05, 2015, 07:17:58 PM »
Why would they ask for it in writing? they don't care if you are covered you need to pay them if something happens and then you need to fight it out with the credit card.

Please correct me if I have it wrong.
Because legally you need to have insurance.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5643 on: August 05, 2015, 07:22:19 PM »
Because legally you need to have insurance.

In Israel there's regular insurance that credit cards don't cover I think it's called LDW. This you need to take from car rental.

Then there's an extra insurance in Israel it's called השתתפות עצמי any damages that happen up to a few thousand shekel you need to pay from your pocket. This type no one forces you to take it.

Please help me understand this once and for all.
I get confused every time I rent.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5644 on: August 05, 2015, 07:36:15 PM »
In Israel there's regular insurance that credit cards don't cover I think it's called LDW. This you need to take from car rental.

Then there's an extra insurance in Israel it's called השתתפות עצמי any damages that happen up to a few thousand shekel you need to pay from your pocket. This type no one forces you to take it.

Please help me understand this once and for all.
I get confused every time I rent.
Do you mean cdw as the one you don't need to take?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5645 on: August 05, 2015, 07:46:51 PM »
In Israel there's regular insurance that credit cards don't cover I think it's called LDW. This you need to take from car rental.

Then there's an extra insurance in Israel it's called השתתפות עצמי any damages that happen up to a few thousand shekel you need to pay from your pocket. This type no one forces you to take it.

Please help me understand this once and for all.
I get confused every time I rent.
There are 2 types of insurance - LDW & CDW. In Israel LDW is mandatory and CDW is optional. Some credit cards will cover CDW as long as you decline it from the rental agency. LDW cannot be declined as it is mandatory

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5646 on: August 05, 2015, 07:58:34 PM »
Do you mean cdw as the one you don't need to take?
Yes

There are 2 types of insurance - LDW & CDW. In Israel LDW is mandatory and CDW is optional. Some credit cards will cover CDW as long as you decline it from the rental agency. LDW cannot be declined as it is mandatory
That's exactly what thought.

Now why would they ask you to see in writing from credit card?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5647 on: August 06, 2015, 01:31:56 AM »
Yes
That's exactly what thought.

Now why would they ask you to see in writing from credit card?
If you read the T&C of the rental agreements they all say that in order to waive cdw and tp you have to have a cc that covers it and provide written proof

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5648 on: August 06, 2015, 02:49:34 AM »
If you read the T&C of the rental agreements they all say that in order to waive cdw and tp you have to have a cc that covers it and provide written proof

I know lots of Israelis decline it without a credit card,and the car rentals are fine with it.
 

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5649 on: August 06, 2015, 03:03:09 AM »
I know lots of Israelis decline it without a credit card,and the car rentals are fine with it.
That might be different with an American though.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5650 on: August 06, 2015, 10:23:56 AM »
it probably depends on the rental car company. either way, i think this discussion needs to be moved here
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5651 on: August 06, 2015, 11:33:00 AM »
She said she submitted a request for a letter of coverage. Will report back.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5652 on: August 06, 2015, 12:12:59 PM »
What is up with everyone eating at HaChatzer in Yerushalayim? It's Rabbanut Yerushalayim, which for meat places, I understand means that (besides for other potential issues), it's not Glatt Kosher. How do so many frum people eat there?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5653 on: August 06, 2015, 12:14:33 PM »
What is up with everyone eating at HaChatzer in Yerushalayim? It's Rabbanut Yerushalayim, which for meat places, I understand means that (besides for other potential issues), it's not Glatt Kosher. How do so many frum people eat there?
Many many people do not understand the kashrus situation here.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #5654 on: August 06, 2015, 12:19:30 PM »
Many many people do not understand the kashrus situation here.
Sheesh. I'm also talking about people who live in Israel, not just visitors. Am I correct that Rabbanut Yerushalayim (non-Mehadrin) does not check for Glatt?