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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2015, 12:44:28 PM »
I was able to clime it and go inside
thats cool

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2015, 12:44:48 PM »
Kohanim have no issue, only Jewish Graves are Metamah. Mummies were taken to the museum in Cairo

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2015, 12:45:44 PM »
Kohanim have no issue, only Jewish Graves are Metamah. Mummies were takento the museum in Cairo
In Shulchan Aruch it says to be machmir on meisei akum.
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2015, 12:48:15 PM »
In Shulchan Aruch it says to be machmir on meisei akum.
I guess only when it's a Vadai and not a Sofek. AYLR

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2015, 12:51:17 PM »
Do the stones have the art flower on it ?
or is that only a myth

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2015, 12:53:01 PM »
Har Sinai

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2015, 12:54:47 PM »
Do the stones have the art flower on it ?
or is that only a myth
The only question now is, is it unique to Mt. SINAI. Let the debate begin. #Popcorn

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2015, 12:56:10 PM »
The only question now is, is it unique to Mt. SINAI. Let the debate begin. #Popcorn

not popcorn worthy.
but the picture is cool

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2015, 01:01:33 PM »

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2015, 02:11:12 PM »
When I dated, (erev sukkes 10 years ago) I told my wife about my yeshiva Egypt trips. She asked me if it was safe and I said no issue at all. A day later they blew up the hilton taba :-) anyway, I took her to sharm el shaik a few weeks after we were married and we had a blast

I was there 4 times and as long as you stick to the resorts I would say you are fine today as well.

As a bochur I did a day trip driving the entire Sinai. We hired a cab driver for a day and did taba,dahab, sharm, har sinai and some other stuff... yes, the stone with the "sne" does exist. I took them home. We drove with a beduin cab driver with mbd blasting the entire day. He even took us to his family house for some tea

Is it safe today. Yes, but you do have a risk involved even if it's small. There are people out there, that want to harm you. More then in Petra or dubai


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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2015, 02:16:35 PM »
When I dated, (erev sukkes 10 years ago) I told my wife about my yeshiva Egypt trips. She asked me if it was safe and I said no issue at all. A day later they blew up the hilton taba :-) anyway, I took her to sharm el shaik a few weeks after we were married and we had a blast

I was there 4 times and as long as you stick to the resorts I would say you are fine today as well.

As a bochur I did a day trip driving the entire Sinai. We hired a cab driver for a day and did taba,dahab, sharm, har sinai and some other stuff... yes, the stone with the "sne" does exist. I took them home. We drove with a beduin cab driver with mbd blasting the entire day. He even took us to his family house for some tea

Is it safe today. Yes, but you do have a risk involved even if it's small. There are people out there, that want to harm you. More then in Petra or dubai
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2015, 03:38:52 PM »
How did they respond ?
Either with "cool" or "what's that?"

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2015, 03:39:12 PM »
OK before day two a little filler info and hopefully a couple pics.
Sharm El sheikh is basically an artificial desert town with tons of hotels/resorts, ranging from really really nice to your standard 3* product. From talking to random tourists and looking online it seems that you should be able to get nice hotels with all inclusive (unlimited (food) drinks!) for about $130.
We chose to go for a category 1 spg hotel - The Sheraton. It was 3k weekday and 2k fri/sat. The hotel itself was gorgeous - we had a room directly overlooking the sea and there was private beach but service was Very official and also quite unhelpful. I think the only thing they got right my two nights there was wake-up call. Definitely worth 3k points but not much more - plus we found the staff at the less opulent resorts to be much more chilled.

Anyway back to Sharm. Since it is vacation town there are not many real "locals". Most of the employees are residents of Cairo who come to work in Sharm for like 3 months at a time and then go home for at most a month before returning. What I can say about these folk is that they work thier a$$ off for a little money. Sure they will try sacking everythe dollar they can off you, but at least they work hard for thier money. If you are careful and make sure it is is evident they are not getting any $ or only x amount then they can be very friendly and fun to schmooze with. Also just btw like 98% of them are male. My entire time in Sharm I saw 3 Egyptian women.

While in Sharm we found 2.5 local places to hit up
Naama Bay - nightlife, stays up late 3amish, as for pritzus really not as bad as any American city. We just looked around and hit up one sheesha bar.

Old Market -  literally hundreds of stores all selling like the same twenty items. You can get some real bargains there. Also open until 2 or 3 am

Random stores, sheesha bars around town are also worth it to hit up and schmooze with locals.

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #53 on: January 14, 2015, 04:47:11 PM »
In Shulchan Aruch it says to be machmir on meisei akum.
Where?
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2015, 04:49:01 PM »
Loving it so far, keep it up.
you're really inspiring me to finely go. now if I get kidnapped, its you're fault. ;D

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2015, 04:52:20 PM »

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2015, 04:57:28 PM »
Pyramids

Looks like we used the same horse rental place....  :D

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2015, 04:58:49 PM »
Looks like we used the same horse rental place....  :D
You recognize the horse?

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #58 on: January 14, 2015, 05:06:55 PM »
Where?
Y.D. 372 (quick google search, not near a shulchan aruch now to look it up.
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2015, 05:19:49 PM »
Yep.
קברי עובדי כוכבים נכון ליזהר הכהן מלילך עליהם. (מהר"מ ותוס' פ' המקבל) (אע"פ שיש מקילין (רמב"ם והגמי"י בשם ס' יראים) ונכון להחמיר אבל קבר של מומר לעבודת כוכבי' מטמא כשל ישראל) (רשב"א סי' קצ"ד ורמ"ב):


I was not aware of that. Thanks for sharing.
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