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Emergency numbers
Police 100
Hatzolah AND Ambulance 101 or 1221
Fire 102


Drivers - Yisroel - Executive Drives - 972-58 411 1671 - see page 654, post 9800 for review
Taxi in Jerusalem - IYOV - 054-232-2435 (Speaks English, extremely patient and pleasant) He was referred on this chat, we use him and continue to refer him. Best experience hands down!! We used him from the airport, touring, kevorim and around. Always on time, pleasant and inexpensive.

Misc. Reviews
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Activities

Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Tzomet Institute - Alon Shvut
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
Old City Jewish and Muslim Quarter Tours (pm @satturn )
Churva/Ramban
Machon Hamikdash
Burnt house
Gichon
4 Sephardi Shuls
Old Yishuv Court
Shiloach/Gichon


2048 - Tlv - Incredible fun experience! Active Activities in each room. cool team game, electrifying, challenging and especially fun!
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en
Yad Vashem
Martef Hashoah - Kever Dovid
Migdal Dovid- Museum of Jerusalem
Bibical Zoo/Aquarium/Ein Yael
Tax Museum
Gush Katif Museum
Science Museum
Bible Lands Museum
Israel Museum
Italian Jewish Art Museum
Beit Harav Kook
Underground prisoners
Kneset /Rose Garden/Bird watching
Shuk Machane Yehuda - Kever of Gerrer Rebbes
Mearat Tzidkiyahu/Rockefeller Museum
Belz Shul
Har Hatzofim
Har Hazeisim
Har Hamenuchos
Ammunition Hill
CHaggall Windows @ Haddasa
Chutzot HaYotzer/Park Teddy
Great Syn/Jewish Art Museum
National Library
Supreme Court
Jclay
Mamila
Gan Sacher - sports fields, picniking, exercise equpment, amazing huge kids climbing area

Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot

Beit Shemesh to Modiin area (Jerusalem Corridor)

Escape the Machsan escape room (Rechov Nachal Sorek)
Stalactite caves
Renting bikes or the ezraider scooters for the Britannia/Adulam parks
Agrocafe coffee workshop
Several wineries in the area
Lots of towns from first Beit Hamikdash period in Adulam and nearby, worth getting a guide.
Caves from bar kochva period in Adulam
H/T Drago
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it
Latrun Tank Museum - Mini Israel
Slifkin's Tanach Museum
Park Rabin - hiking...
Park Begin - hiking...
Park Modiin -- great for kids
Derech Burma

North

"My Baby - Kids' Airport" - amusement park, mostly indoors, awesome for the entire family. Bowling, wall climbing that all ages can enjoy, bungee jumping, bumper carts, carousels, huge swings, Space Jump, tons, 2 huge buildings. Located in Kfar Yasif, Yarka. Near highways 70 & 85. https://www.mybaby.co.il/about
Kfar Kedem - https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Bereshit Apple processing center
Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking

South

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

Good summary of many hikes:
http://hikingintheholyland.com/

FB group with many ideas of activities
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

Separate Beaches - AS OF 2022!
The suitability of the area around the separate beach area varies.

Separate Areas for Men and Women:
Tveria - Kinar Hotel
Tveria - Chof Menachem
Tveria - near Chamei Tveria
Yam Hamelach - International Beach
Yam Hamelach - Chamei Zohar

Men: Mon, Wed, Fri - Women: Sun, Tues, Thurs
Akko X2
Ashdod
Ashkelon
Bat Yam
Chaifa X2
Hertzilya (only in the summer?? BZ only??)
Netanya - Kiryat Sanz
Rishon Letzion
Tel Aviv - Sheraton

Men: Tues, Fri - Women: Mon, Weds
Nahariya

Switches bet Mornings (7a-1p) and Afternoons (1p-7p)
Chadera '
Men Morning: Sun, tues, thurs  - afternoon: Mon, wed, fri
Women Morning: Mon, Weds, Fri - Afternoon: Sun, Tues, Thurs

Tour Guide -
Dean Unturslak (Armed) Gives Old City Tour & Tours throughout Israel - (058)660-3494
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12340 on: July 04, 2024, 10:59:29 PM »
Is there a list of all kivrei tzadikim in Jerusalem?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12341 on: July 04, 2024, 11:57:50 PM »
Is there a list of all kivrei tzadikim in Jerusalem?


There are comprehensive books for this. They go through the whole country

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12342 on: July 07, 2024, 01:11:39 AM »
Tourist with no israeli number easiest way to pay for parking for rental car?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12343 on: July 07, 2024, 02:56:09 PM »
Is there a list of all kivrei tzadikim in Jerusalem?
This list is impossible to be complete.
A. It will be out of date relatively quickly
B. How do you define "Tzadik"?

There's a sefer i think called Kedoshim Asher BaAretz that has good maps of the Batei Kvaros in JLM and Bnei Brak. (I have photocopies of the maps...), I'll try to see if its still in print.

Let's start a thread, with a wiki and see if the members here can produce something useful for you.
here: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=136851.new#new
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12344 on: July 11, 2024, 05:34:02 AM »
Safest way to get to מערת המכפלה these days?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12345 on: July 11, 2024, 05:57:37 AM »
Safest way to get to מערת המכפלה these days?

Why should it be different than before?
Bus either from Tachana Mekazit or a chareidi service like Hofman

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12346 on: July 11, 2024, 06:03:25 AM »
Why should it be different than before?
Bus either from Tachana Mekazit or a chareidi service like Hofman
Is it safe to drive down?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12347 on: July 11, 2024, 06:33:06 AM »
Is it safe to drive down?

been discussed here fairly recently.
summary:
Thousands of Jews use the roads. Palestinians also do.
You don't know the roads at all, there are tons of turns and a wrong turn can be deadly.
Your call.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12348 on: Yesterday at 02:42:41 PM »
Any wine tours that they show how they make wine, vineyard etc. and will work for kids?
Meanwhile all I contacted are centered around tasting and it's 18+

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12349 on: Yesterday at 04:29:46 PM »
Any wine tours that they show how they make wine, vineyard etc. and will work for kids?
Meanwhile all I contacted are centered around tasting and it's 18+

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #12350 on: Yesterday at 04:59:50 PM »
Anava vineyards  Rechov Hacharuv 7. Nechusah info@anavavineyards.com
They don't do tours
They sell vineyard plots