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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1420 on: December 14, 2012, 07:03:08 AM »
Speaking about milk, there is a new company hachalban that recently badats took over, there was a reason why Landau sent them flying...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1421 on: December 14, 2012, 07:25:26 AM »
I'm at Luciana in Mamilla and IMO their breakfast buffet is better than Rimon.


Luciana is much better than Rimon in any meaning

p.s. i'm friend with the owner , but it's nothing to do with the above .

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1422 on: December 14, 2012, 09:44:46 AM »
Someone care to wikify this thread?
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1423 on: December 14, 2012, 12:33:35 PM »
fail, but youre absolutely right about "אני הקטן"
I accept, but do you have anything of substance to say in response to my statement?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1424 on: December 15, 2012, 01:41:45 PM »
I'm at Luciana in Mamilla and IMO their breakfast buffet is better than Rimon.
Greg has the best...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1425 on: December 15, 2012, 01:47:15 PM »
Speaking about milk, there is a new company hachalban that recently badats took over, there was a reason why Landau sent them flying...

What are you suggesting?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1426 on: December 15, 2012, 01:49:34 PM »
What are you suggesting?

My guess is that he is suggesting that Landa is a better hechsher than the Eida, and Hachalban got a "downgrade" due to to messing something up with Landa, and the Eida is getting "broken merchandise", since they're not as superior.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1427 on: December 15, 2012, 01:51:45 PM »
My guess is that he is suggesting that Landa is a better hechsher than the Eida, and Hachalban got a "downgrade" due to to messing something up with Landa, and the Eida is getting "broken merchandise", since they're not as superior.

I understood that.
I'm wondering where he's getting his top secret, know better, info from, because it sounds ludicrous.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1428 on: December 15, 2012, 03:30:08 PM »
I understood that.
I'm wondering where he's getting his top secret, know better, info from, because it sounds ludicrous.
the younger you learn this, the better.
You dont know everything, there are things others know that you dont. Period.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1429 on: December 15, 2012, 03:49:56 PM »
The reason why laundau is better is for sure cholov yisroel.   That's why!
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1430 on: December 15, 2012, 05:12:07 PM »
the younger you learn this, the better.
You dont know everything, there are things others know that you dont. Period.

hmmmm..... interesting reply.
Okay so I don't know everything

Now would you like to tell me "what I don't know" or what the top secret info is, or what your talking about or.... is it just motze shem rah for the sake of it, without any sources?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1431 on: December 15, 2012, 05:25:24 PM »
this whole line of discussion is a joke, since everyone here heard from their "top" source that x hashgacha really has this problem, while everyone else heard from their "top top" source that really the other one has the problem. honestly it sounds like a bunch of little kids fighting over whose father is bigger.   

in terms of the facts though...
Even in the US meat companies strive to find another hechsher besides OU.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1432 on: December 15, 2012, 05:34:30 PM »
this whole line of discussion is a joke, since everyone here heard from their "top" source that x hashgacha really has this problem, while everyone else heard from their "top top" source that really the other one has the problem. honestly it sounds like a bunch of little kids fighting over whose father is bigger.   

+1,000,000,000,000

Amen.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1433 on: December 15, 2012, 08:56:43 PM »
this whole line of discussion is a joke, since everyone here heard from their "top" source that x hashgacha really has this problem, while everyone else heard from their "top top" source that really the other one has the problem. honestly it sounds like a bunch of little kids fighting over whose father is bigger.   
Say what you like, stay ignorant if you so wish, however you're welcome to post if you know anything that might imply to contradict what I wrote.  If you're familiar at all in the field of Kashrus, you'd know that in this field it is all about the sources you know.
Yes, it definitely is very unfortunate that it is that way, but things are very not transparent and nothing very little is talked about publicly.  If you want to blindly dig your head in the sand, you can do that as well, however just keep in mind that this is the food that you are eating, we're not talking about himmel zachen.

As far as
in terms of the facts though...
As the saying goes der oilem iz a goilem etc. etc. etc.
The reason is probably because many don't like some kullos that the OU uses...  Others are supposedly more machmir.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1434 on: December 15, 2012, 10:14:44 PM »
there is no mainstream hechsher in Israel that comes anywhere near R' Landau.  They all say he's top top, just the metziyus.
Just a FYI for those not familiar, R Landau is a lubavithcer.





On a side note, I know people who won't drink Coca-Cola because of that.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1435 on: December 15, 2012, 10:15:43 PM »
it is all about the sources you know.
And there is nobody alive who is both fully knowledgeable and not biased.
״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 #1436 on: December 15, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
Just a FYI for those not familiar, R Landau is a lubavithcer.
?האי מאי  How'd that come in?  Are you hinting something? ::)
On a side note, I know people who won't drink Coca-Cola because of that.
I've had the (misforune?! ;)) to meet many of such, and those same people will tell you that it's solely politically motivated, and they"ll agree that there's no match to Landau (not including small/city hechsherim).
You know that very well, and that still leads you to say..
And there is nobody alive who is both fully knowledgeable and not biased.
Therefore?
(Again, are you trying to hint at s/t?) 

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1437 on: December 15, 2012, 10:58:42 PM »
this whole line of discussion is a joke, since everyone here heard from their "top" source that x hashgacha really has this problem, while everyone else heard from their "top top" source that really the other one has the problem. honestly it sounds like a bunch of little kids fighting over whose father is bigger.   

in terms of the facts though...
+1

I have no doubt, in the teeny tiny brain of mine, that the spiritual damage wrought by kashrus battles far outweigh the spiritual damage caused by the reliance on a kulah or two.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1438 on: December 15, 2012, 11:01:09 PM »
+1

I have no doubt, in the teeny tiny brain of mine, that the spiritual damage wrought by kashrus battles far outweigh the spiritual damage caused by the reliance on a kulah or two.
What are you referring to?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1439 on: December 15, 2012, 11:18:26 PM »
And there is nobody alive who is both fully knowledgeable and not biased.
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