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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2500 on: April 29, 2013, 11:56:19 AM »
Thanks for help

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2501 on: April 30, 2013, 04:46:42 AM »
Cable cars to the kotel. I love it! Moshiach is around the corner...

http://www.timesofisrael.com/take-a-cable-car-to-the-western-wall/

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2502 on: April 30, 2013, 05:30:59 AM »
The har hazeisim committee has been talking about thi for years.. To take from kotel to har hazeisim.. Don't see that happening yet though

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2503 on: April 30, 2013, 05:31:46 AM »
Anyone familiar with Tzimmerim in the North? Any recommendations?


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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2504 on: April 30, 2013, 05:48:37 AM »
Anyone familiar with Tzimmerim in the North? Any recommendations?

I was a very big fan of Amirim when I went. Secular yishuv w/ a mehadrin chalavi restaurant a few doors down by a Canadian Chabad family, and 2 shuls in the neighboring yishuv a 10 minute walk away.
http://amirim.com/home/en

We stayed in the largest, 2 story, unit.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2505 on: April 30, 2013, 02:58:19 PM »
The Leonardo Plaza says they have Rabanut Tiveria for their breakfast. Is that considered reliable?
Also I couldnt find Cafe C, did they close?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2506 on: April 30, 2013, 03:07:10 PM »
The Leonardo Plaza says they have Rabanut Tiveria for their breakfast. Is that considered reliable?
Also I couldnt find Cafe C, did they close?

probably not good but call the hotel and ask to speak to the masgiach u may be able to eat some stuff

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2507 on: April 30, 2013, 07:14:41 PM »


Nice to go for Shabbos or 1 night during the week?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2508 on: May 01, 2013, 07:40:14 PM »
Rots5- you never have your review on radrigas... (Or at least I didn't see it)
I'm supposed to go tonight With parents and Would like to hear how was..

if you didn't went yet, DONT GO, do you self a favor.
Been there 1st day,service great food suck, been there a week later, both sock.
i know the owner, and he us to own ציון הגדול but this is not it.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2509 on: May 01, 2013, 07:42:05 PM »
Anyone familiar with Tzimmerim in the North? Any recommendations?

whats your budget ?
if you looking for cheap you can find on Buy2.co.il good deals, if you looking for more expansive, i will look online for the place i been there last time גן עדן

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2510 on: May 01, 2013, 07:42:56 PM »
Doesn't sound very convincing..
If my parents here from us and only going out once in yerushalaim worth going there??
(Have been to most other places - but if not too good will stick with what we know..)

if you want them to have the best food in Yerushaliam take them to החצר
http://www.rest.co.il/sites/default.asp?txtRestID=4566


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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2511 on: May 01, 2013, 08:46:15 PM »
if you want them to have the best food in Yerushaliam take them to החצר
http://www.rest.co.il/sites/default.asp?txtRestID=4566

As per their own website, they are not mehadrin.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2512 on: May 02, 2013, 02:29:35 AM »
if you didn't went yet, DONT GO, do you self a favor.
Been there 1st day,service great food suck, been there a week later, both sock.
i know the owner, and he us to own ציון הגדול but this is not it.
Thanks! I did not end up going there .. Rather went back to red heifer and was great decision!
Food was even better then first time and so was the service..
Never had such a soft juicy steak in Israel yet !

Though I did speak to rots5 and he seems to really like radrigas - so getting a little mixed reviews..

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2513 on: May 02, 2013, 05:44:10 AM »
Thanks! I did not end up going there .. Rather went back to red heifer and was great decision!
Food was even better then first time and so was the service..
Never had such a soft juicy steak in Israel yet !

Though I did speak to rots5 and he seems to really like radrigas - so getting a little mixed reviews..


The answer is that Rots likes everything :P
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2514 on: May 02, 2013, 07:11:58 AM »

The answer is that Rots likes everything :P
thats if u exclude waffle bar, Rimon, j2 pizza.  So ya. I guess so.
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Jerusalem Old city
« Reply #2515 on: May 02, 2013, 07:35:39 AM »
We're going to the old city of Yerushalyim for Shabbos and looking for tips on where to Daven (besides the Kosel of course), things to see etc. over shabbos. If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated.

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Re: Jerusalem Old city
« Reply #2516 on: May 02, 2013, 07:44:08 AM »
churva shacharis on shabbos starts at 8/815. this is one of the few ways to see it without having to pay. As always the kotel hakaton is a great place to go if you are not afraid to go to the arab shuk a little. Also the Ohel Yitzchak shul is amazing nice place to see friday night after the kosel. Friday night at the churva if you arrive early the zilberman kids repeat the whole shir hashirim by heart from the upper balcony.

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Re: Jerusalem Old city
« Reply #2517 on: May 02, 2013, 07:50:05 AM »
Thanks Satturn for all your help...!

How do i get to kosel hakatan?

Are there seats in the churva or is it packed

Thanks

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Re: Jerusalem Old city
« Reply #2518 on: May 02, 2013, 07:52:42 AM »
churva shacharis on shabbos starts at 8/815. this is one of the few ways to see it without having to pay. As always the kotel hakaton is a great place to go if you are not afraid to go to the arab shuk a little. Also the Ohel Yitzchak shul is amazing nice place to see friday night after the kosel. Friday night at the churva if you arrive early the zilberman kids repeat the whole shir hashirim by heart from the upper balcony.

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The other way being just walking in on a random afternoon?!

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Re: Jerusalem Old city
« Reply #2519 on: May 02, 2013, 08:01:53 AM »
Thanks Satturn for all your help...!

How do i get to kosel hakatan?

Are there seats in the churva or is it packed

Thanks


Churva has seats open.
to get to the kosel hakaton

Directions:

 
         Standing on the Western Wall Plaza with the Western Wall on your right, you will see a large sign on a building that says Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.  Under that sign there is a passageway.
 
         Enter the passageway and pass security.  Once you exit the passageway, you will be on El Wad (Ha Gai) street in the Muslim Quarter.
 
         Continue straight on El Wad (HaGai) street and turn right onto Shaar Habarzel ( Baab el Hadid Street) This street is the street after Shuk Mochrei HaKutna Street  (The Cotton Sellers' Street) which you will notice has lots of shops lining the street.
 
         Shaar HaBarzel  Baab el Hadid Street is small and narrow, but don't worry, you are in the right place.  Walk a few steps, bare to your left and, in a few more steps, you will a sign for the Kotel Hakatan (The Little Kotel) on your left