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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1440 on: December 16, 2012, 12:33:13 AM »
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And what's the point?  Please enlighten me, I always knew I live on earth where nobody is all-perfect, what's the chiddush?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1441 on: December 16, 2012, 01:11:55 AM »
What are you referring to?
1) Bad mouthing various kashrus agencies
2) Families unable to eat together since each child had a different standard
3) Ppl arguing with each other about their respective level of kashrus
4) etc

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1442 on: December 16, 2012, 01:23:22 AM »
1) Bad mouthing various kashrus agencies
2) Families unable to eat together since each child had a different standard
3) Ppl arguing with each other about their respective level of kashrus
4) etc
Welcome to planet earth.  No arguing, no bad mouthing, just a constructive discussion, I can only see positive spiritual outcomes from that.  If its never discussed, the people in Monsey would still be eating treifos.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1443 on: December 16, 2012, 05:04:15 AM »
Welcome to planet earth.  No arguing, no bad mouthing, just a constructive discussion, I can only see positive spiritual outcomes from that.  If its never discussed, the people in Monsey would still be eating treifos.
I'm not referring to here. I'm referring to real life.

And I'd prefer to leave it up to the rabbanim actually involved in kashrus to work out what to do and why to do it.
No need to have ploni almoni argue with john doe about why each others hechser is treif. It undoes the spiritual benefit gained through eating according to the most machmir shita.

It's part of us focusing so much on bein adom li'makom, that we often trample on bein adom li'chaveiro.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1444 on: December 16, 2012, 06:55:42 AM »
I'm not referring to here. I'm referring to real life.

And I'd prefer to leave it up to the rabbanim actually involved in kashrus to work out what to do and why to do it.
No need to have ploni almoni argue with john doe about why each others hechser is treif. It undoes the spiritual benefit gained through eating according to the most machmir shita.

It's part of us focusing so much on bein adom li'makom, that we often trample on bein adom li'chaveiro.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1445 on: December 16, 2012, 07:04:39 AM »
Could you guys please end this 'discussion' or move it to another thread?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1446 on: December 16, 2012, 07:08:44 AM »
Could you guys please end this 'discussion' or move it to another thread?
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It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1447 on: December 16, 2012, 08:43:01 AM »
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 asAs 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.
oooh, i see, so really your tattys the biggest?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1448 on: December 16, 2012, 01:53:25 PM »
״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 #1449 on: December 16, 2012, 03:09:32 PM »
oooh, i see, so really your tattys the biggest?
@yare you're so cute, <pinch your cheeks> ::) ::)
http://www.bhol.co.il/article_en.aspx?id=48102
Cool, thanks for posting.  Is that A attacking Z?  Or v/v?
Never knew bechadrei is in eng.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1450 on: December 16, 2012, 05:08:36 PM »
Never knew bechadrei is in eng.

It's as English as DDF is Hebrew... http://goo.gl/b0S9Y

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1451 on: December 16, 2012, 05:32:17 PM »

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1452 on: December 16, 2012, 07:36:09 PM »
anyone know anything about מסעדת 'הפינה החמה'? is it good? and whats with the hashgacha? what is the story today with rabanus mehadrin?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1453 on: December 16, 2012, 07:37:09 PM »
anyone know anything about מסעדת 'הפינה החמה'? is it good? and whats with the hashgacha? what is the story today with rabanus mehadrin?

as they say YMMV which means....
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1454 on: December 16, 2012, 08:25:49 PM »
anyone know anything about מסעדת 'הפינה החמה'? is it good? and whats with the hashgacha? what is the story today with rabanus mehadrin?
http://www.jerusalemkoshernews.com/2012/07/summer-kashrus-travel-advisory-for-jerusalem/
http://www.jerusalemkoshernews.com/2012/07/update-on-jerusalem-kashrus-alert/
as they say YMMV which means....
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1455 on: December 17, 2012, 02:05:13 PM »
So I am going to Israel next week with my family. We have young kids: 5, 3, and 6 months. Was looking for some ideas on what to do when we are there and hopefully help get off this kashrus topic that no one is interested in reading about anymore.

Landing Tuesday afternoon and picking up car from Hertz at the Airport. We are going straight to Jtown and staying at the City Center hotel which is located at 17 King George Street. Staying there until Friday morning, then going to Be'er Sheva to family for shabbos. Then to the LM Dead Sea for Sunday night and Monday night, and leaving Tuesday morning.

Any tips or ideas on what to do in Jtown, Be'er Sheva, and the Dead Sea with such small children??

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1456 on: December 17, 2012, 03:19:12 PM »
 and hopefully help get off this kashrus topic that no one is interested in reading about anymore
why? what's the problem with those of us that are concerned about what we eat?
is you were eating in a place that was questionable on the hygiene situation would you want to know? to some of us the kashrus standard is as OR MORE important then that. no one is telling you what to do ! we are only looking for help as to what WE do, and this blog helps a lot of people.  (thanx Dan!)
BTW from a hygiene standard if you ever went inside a kitchen in some of these places you would not eat so quickly without asking questions.
as to your question for ideas with kids
the yerushalayim zoo is not a bad idea
mini Israel is also a nice place with kids
enjoy your trip

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1457 on: December 17, 2012, 03:22:55 PM »
hopefully help get off this kashrus topic that no one is interested in reading about anymore.
good to know when have a public spokesperson here.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1458 on: December 17, 2012, 03:26:47 PM »
why? what's the problem with those of us that are concerned about what we eat?
is you were eating in a place that was questionable on the hygiene situation would you want to know? to some of us the kashrus standard is as OR MORE important then that. no one is telling you what to do ! we are only looking for help as to what WE do, and this blog helps a lot of people.  (thanx Dan!)
BTW from a hygiene standard if you ever went inside a kitchen in some of these places you would not eat so quickly without asking questions.

Whoa! Fire and Brimstone, much? :o

Kashrus is very important; this just isn't the thread for it. You're welcome to start a kashrus thread in General Discussion, if you'd like. So calm down, okay?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1459 on: December 17, 2012, 06:37:22 PM »
Whoa! Fire and Brimstone, much? :o

Kashrus is very important; this just isn't the thread for it. You're welcome to start a kashrus thread in General Discussion, if you'd like. So calm down, okay?
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