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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: October 05, 2012, 04:38:31 PM »
crazy story, bde
Was all over news unfortunately.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: October 06, 2012, 08:54:14 PM »

Anyway there's really no reason for an American to go to Eilat IMHO.  I don't really see the draw.

The best location is Israel fur scuba , some good bar's / night clubs , good water in the winter ,(  no VAT  ;) ) , Jet skis , etc.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: October 07, 2012, 01:57:49 AM »
Those are all reasons for Israelis, not for Americans visiting Israel.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: October 07, 2012, 02:03:01 AM »
Those are all reasons for Israelis, not for Americans visiting Israel.

short term , not for someone who visiting for a month / learning in Yeshiva .


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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2012, 02:13:59 AM »
short term , not for someone who visiting for a month / learning in Yeshiva .

 I love Eilat for the snorkeling but I always feel bad leaving my trips in  'Israel' to go there.

               
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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: December 17, 2012, 12:45:42 PM »
Help quick going to eilat now got tickets for 57 us round trip

Whats kosher like really kosher

3 must do things in eilat

Thanks a ton

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Re: Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: December 17, 2012, 01:24:24 PM »
Help quick going to eilat now got tickets for 57 us round trip

Whats kosher like really kosher

3 must do things in eilat

Thanks a ton

Snorkleing. And I really enjoyed the Red canyon.
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Re: Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: December 17, 2012, 01:52:48 PM »
Help quick going to eilat now
Whats kosher like really kosher
Good luck with that!
When I was there a few years back, IIRC I was told there's like one or two pizza shops that are Mehadrin, v'zehu.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: December 17, 2012, 02:02:48 PM »
kosher, big apple, burgers bar and halleluja

57 is not a major sale, i normally one oneway 99 shekel

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: December 17, 2012, 02:13:16 PM »

57 is not a major sale, i normally one oneway 99 shekel

I've gotten for 79 Shekel !

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: December 17, 2012, 04:04:58 PM »
kosher, big apple, burgers bar and halleluja

57 is not a major sale, i normally one oneway 99 shekel

do you have any more info as to there location in eilat?

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: December 17, 2012, 04:21:27 PM »
http://www.eilat-city.net/Article-ltr.aspx?ArticleId=701

it does say, out of business. Is that true?

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Re: Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: December 17, 2012, 04:51:52 PM »
Good luck with that!
When I was there a few years back, IIRC I was told there's like one or two pizza shops that are Mehadrin, v'zehu.

Arenít all the Isrotel chains in Eilat have a decent hechsher??  (I was told that they are but cant guarantee.) If this is correct then you have quite a few nice restaurants to eat in.  Ranch House is an amazing restaurant, on par with a 5 star Manhattan restaurant, on the Boardwalk (Royal Beach)

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: December 17, 2012, 05:08:10 PM »
Arenít all the Isrotel chains in Eilat have a decent hechsher??  (I was told that they are but cant guarantee.) If this is correct then you have quite a few nice restaurants to eat in.  Ranch House is an amazing restaurant, on par with a 5 star Manhattan restaurant, on the Boardwalk (Royal Beach)

The masgiach of the royal beach told me last time not to eat the meat in ranch house... all hotels have rabanut eilat, speak to mashgiach what you can eat... most times chicken is mehadrin...

Haleluja could be closed, as most people only ate there because it was mehadrin. once burgers bar became mehadrin they lost alot of clients.... food wasnt that good anyway

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: December 17, 2012, 08:43:03 PM »
kosher, big apple, burgers bar and halleluja

57 is not a major sale, i normally one oneway 99 shekel
I've gotten for 79 Shekel !

Plane?

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: December 17, 2012, 09:23:54 PM »
Yup, EL AL!

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: December 17, 2012, 10:52:08 PM »
The masgiach of the royal beach told me last time not to eat the meat in ranch house... all hotels have rabanut eilat, speak to mashgiach what you can eat... most times chicken is mehadrin...

Haleluja could be closed, as most people only ate there because it was mehadrin. once burgers bar became mehadrin they lost alot of clients.... food wasnt that good anyway

Thank you! I met with the Mashgiach of Agamim (isrotel) a few years ago he seemed pretty ehrlich and knew his stuff (well what do I know...). I didnt ask him about the ranch house but he was pretty confident that I can eat at his hotel.

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: December 18, 2012, 07:22:02 AM »
When i was looking the averge price was 88-112 round trip us i paid 55 which to me was a solid deal

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Re: Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: December 18, 2012, 09:29:06 AM »
Thank you! I met with the Mashgiach of Agamim (isrotel) a few years ago he seemed pretty ehrlich and knew his stuff (well what do I know...). I didnt ask him about the ranch house but he was pretty confident that I can eat at his hotel.
I am sure you can eat there. The meat is normally Rabanut, so if you eat rabanut, then yes. If not, you might want to go into details with the mashgiach.