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    Little Froggie
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    Anyone knows of good places to go, for a family ranging between 1 and 17? Mekomos Hakedoshim, fun places, shopping…

    ??? ????? ????

    Thanks

    #1159579

    assurnet
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    Kever Shmuel Hanavi is a nice overall spot – you can daven, there’s a national park around the kever and it’s one of the best views you can get of Jerusalem. There’s sometimes arab dudes hanging around selling donkey rides and if you want shopping the Ramot mall is 5 minutes down the road.

    Since you have little ones with not so sure if it’s shayach but if you want some good kivrei tzadikim you can check out the site Kever Tzadik – if the mods allow the address it’s link removed.

    #1159580

    lesschumras
    Participant

    The Begin Museum

    #1159581

    blubluh
    Participant

    Well, since you have internet access, you could do a search of tourist attractions.

    I know people who have hired licensed, private tour guides at reasonable (yes, I suppose that term is subjective) prices and felt they it was money well spent.

    #1159582

    rabban Shimon Bar yochai

    rebbbi Meir Baal Haness

    Sefas

    Kosel

    Chevron with the Mearas Hamachpeila

    Kever Rochel

    can go on & on. i went to over 100 places on a mission for the USA media

    #1159583

    Rabbi of Crawley
    Participant

    go daven at satmar in herzliya

    #1159584

    Sam2
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    MA: Rabbi/Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai. “Rabban” is reserved for the Nasi.

    #1159585

    here is a complete list of most places i went for the USA media mission i was sent on. feel free to copy & paste the list & then take off places you dont think you would be interested

    Day 1

    4)Kever of Rabbi Meir Baal Ha’ness

    5)Kever of The RAMCHAL (Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto

    6)Kever of Rabbi Akiva

    7)Kever of the Rambam

    8)Kever of Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zachai

    9)Kever of the S’hla Hakadosh

    10)Kever of Rabbi Yonason Ben Uzie-l

    11)The Ari’s Shul

    12)The Ari’s Mikva

    13)The Ari’s Kever

    14)Kever of Rabbi Shloma Halevi Alkebitz

    (author of L’cha Dodi said in Kabolas Shabbos)

    15)Kever of the Alshich

    16)Kever of the Bais Yosef (Author of the Shulchan Aruch)

    17)Kever of the Prophet Hoshea

    18)Kever of Rabbi Pinchos Ben Yair

    19)Kever of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Author of the Zohar)

    20)Rabbi Tzvi Kaplan’s Yeshiva

    day 2:

    1)The Old City of Jerusalem

    2)The Jaffa Gate

    3)The Kosel Tunnels & its History

    4)The Kosel Hamaaravi-the Western Wall

    day 3:

    1)Kever of the Prophet Shmuel

    2)Kever of the Ohr Hachaim

    3)Kever of the Prophet Zecharya

    5)Kever of Shimon Hatzaddik

    6)Kever Rochel

    7)Me’aras Ha’machpeila

    8)Avraham Avinu’s Shul

    9)Kevorim of Yishai & Rus

    day 4:

    Rabbonim of Bnei Brak

    1)Rabbi Ahron Leib Steinman Sh’lit

    2)Rabbi Nissan Karelitz Sh’lita

    3)Ponovitz Yeshiva

    4)Rabbi Gershon Eidelstein Sh’lita

    (Rosh Yeshiva Ponovitz Giving a Shiur)

    5)Ponovitz Kollel

    6)Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Sh’lita

    (and at the Lederman shul)

    day 5:

    1)The Golan Heights Winery

    2)The U.N. Headquarters (between Israel & Syria)

    3)Israeli Bunker

    4)The Syrian Border

    5)Banias Waterfalls

    6)The Lebanon Border [and entire city behind it]

    day 6:

    1)Mir Yeshiva

    3)Bresliv Yeshiva

    4)Ministry of Education & Culture Building

    5)Rabbi Elyashiv Sh’lita (giving his daily Shiur)

    6)Rabbi Yisroel Luria Speaking

    (Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Bais Avraham-Slonim)

    Day 7:

    1)Yeshiva of Brisk (Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik Sh’lita)

    3)Yeshiva of Brisk (Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Sh’lita)

    day 8:

    1)Tisha B’av night at the Kosel Hamaaravi-the Western Wall

    (People Sleeping, sitting on the floor etc…)

    day 9:

    1)Tisha B’av at the Kosel Hamaaravi-the Western Wall

    day 10:

    1)Ein Gedi National Park (caves & waterfalls etc…)

    2)Mesada National Park

    3)King Hurdus 3 Level Palace (including history of Mikva,

    Shul, Storage houses the Gedolim Stored food before

    they commited suicide & the roman camps around it

    PLUS more…)

    4)The Dead Sea-Yam Hamelech (Kosher swimming etc…)

    5)The pillar of salt in Sedom that was Lot’s wife

    day 11:

    1)The Government of the State of Israel

    a)Bank of Israel

    b)Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    c)Prime Ministers Office Building

    d)Ministry of Finance

    e)The Knesset

    f)Riots in front of the Prime Ministers building

    2)Yeshiva Merkaz Harav (Attack in the Library & results…)

    enjoy your tour of the history of Eretz Yisroel

    #1159586

    Sam2
    Participant

    MA: Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai was a Nasi. So he’s Rabban, not Rabbi.

    #1159587

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    Fortunately, as I entioned, we have B”H family ranging from 1 to 17, of varying genders. So I can/t really tour Yeshivos, do the Mikve, or visit gedolim (no, I’m sure R. Chaim has more important issues on his mind than meeting up with the famous Froggie family). And the ministries have no use for my sagacious input, nor my company.

    Also, mekomos hakedoshim is important, very important, but I think it’s a good idea to show the family the “fun” side of Eretz Yisroel too. A good taste that will last a lifetime. A something that will explain to them ?? ???? ?? ??.

    #1159588

    writersoul
    Member

    As far as the Begin Center, that’s actually cool not because of the center itself but because of the Bayis Rishon-era catacombs behind it. One of the coolest places I’ve ever been.

    That’s a really wide age range, but in case any of this helps- (like, I don’t think your 1 year old is gonna like any of these, but here goes)

    Nachal Chalilim hike (very close to Yerushalayim and even accessible via bus, lots of fun, ends up in a cool cave)

    Ir David/water tunnels- just make sure your kids aren’t afraid of the dark

    Genesis Land- haven’t been there in years, but when my family went ages 5-12 enjoyed it

    Ein Gedi- little kids can stay by the lower pools, older kids can go higher

    Gamla- the most beautiful place in Israel (and apparently Netanyahu agrees, if that helps) and the little kids can stay in the nature reserve while the older kids hike to the Bayis Sheni-era city. One of my favorite places in Israel- warning, it’s in the Golan, which is also one of my favorite places in Israel incidentally

    Water sports in Teveria

    Biblical Zoo- really just a nice zoo, but it has pesukim relating to the animals which is a nice tie in

    Masada- cool, but you will probably fry

    Hula Swamp- nice nature reserve with different kids of bikes for rent

    Temple Mount Sifting Project- 10NIS a person and very very cool, sifting through dirt from Har HaBayis (check with your LOR, I guess) and helping the archaeological effort while finding things ranging from bones from korbanos to Turkish cannonballs.

    The Talmudic Village in Katzrin (also in the Golan) is quite cool as well, though haven’t been in a while.

    Wander the Old City, including the “Fifth Quarter,” the roofs. Lots of fun, just be wary.

    #1159589

    I. M. Shluffin
    Participant

    This thread is making me semsick 🙁

    #1159590

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    Thank you, writersoul.

    Will ??”? try some of those.

    #1159591

    shluffin

    im not surprised you should be “shluffin” sleeping

    have a good night

    #1159592

    Sam2
    Participant

    LF: The Golan winery is pretty cool. And little kids might like Mini Israel. And Ein Gedi is pretty cool also.

    #1159593

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    Thank you, (Rebbe, Rabbi) Sam2.

    WHY IS EVERYONE STILL UP over there?

    #1159594

    I. M. Shluffin
    Participant

    I love when people assume we’re in the same time zone just because we all type in the same language.

    #1159595

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Just a suggestion, Seeing graves stones and yeshivas might be a bit boring especially for the younger ones, you either might want to split up for those events or tone them down.

    #1159596

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    ZD I know that, that’s what I wrote earlier. I’m looking for both, mekomos hakedoshim and fun places. I want to give them a lifetime of memories! Don’t know when Froggie & Co. would be able to do this again… (unless every CR member donates 1 new sheqel to the worthy cause)

    #1159597

    Sam2
    Participant

    If every CR member donated 1 Shekel, Joseph might be out millions of dollars.

    #1159598

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Lol, Sam.

    #1159599

    Joseph
    Participant
    #1159600

    Ash
    Participant

    Personally, I found the description of Genesis Land a little suspect. People dressing up as Avrohom ovinu etc welcoming you into their tent … it seemed dodgy hashkafically.

    But near there is the gorgeous Wadi Kelt / Nachal Parat which is not far from Yr’lm. It’s a great shaded walk in a stream. Behind green line though so check security status. We did it with a 22 month old child.

    #1159601

    Rabbi of Crawley
    Participant

    wherever you end up going, always remember that you are in a country ruled by evil zionists and you as a jew are not required to obey their rules, when i go to israel, at the immigration, i always say that eretz yisrael is our land and i am entitled to come for whatever reason i want, i never tell them why i a m coming, i have had some difficulty in the past with this such as being abused physically and being interrogated but we must remain strong in our commitment to torah and mitzvis and the zionists will not stop us.

    #1159602

    Geordie613
    Participant

    Didn’t know there was a branch of NK in Crawley.

    #1159603

    Joseph
    Participant

    Geordie, the opinion expressed by RoC is hardly unique to NK.

    #1159604

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Being rude to an immigration officer in any country you are not a citizen of is a stupid idea, they have the right to deny you entry and force you to return on the next plane out to your home country.

    There is no right to enter any country except the one you own a passport from

    #1159605

    Joseph
    Participant

    Israel supposedly doesn’t deny entry to any Jew.

    #1159606

    Sam2
    Participant

    Joseph: That’s true. Then again, if you deny Israel’s existence, the British Mandate won’t let you in.

    #1159607

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    What a most beautiful land!!! No place or time to think about the evils of others…

    ???? ???? ???? ????!!

    You see here how every piece of land is utilized to its maximum, everyone here is productive, up and alive from very early in the day. Bochurim and Kollel with the optimum sublime career of Torah, others with other mundane professions. All are busy, all day. Fruitful, productive, lively, with zest. A place like the Ohr Hachaim writes (yahrtzeit today) – a land thats worthy of Am Yisroel and an Am Yisroel thats worthy of Eretz Yisroel

    #1159608

    Rabbi of Crawley
    Participant

    To all those who don’t like my “fundamentalist” outlook- i hope you won’t be visiting tomorrows Gay pride event R’L in Yerushalayim, judging by your liberal opinions, I wouldn’t be surprised if i saw you there tomorrow- (if i happened to pass by on the way to the ohr hachaims z.l kever)

    #1159609

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Israel supposedly doesn’t deny entry to any Jew.

    Not true

    Israel famously deported the Mobster Meyer Lansky who tried to make Aliyah

    Israel also deported “Crazy” Eddie Antar who was in trouble with the feds

    Also Sometimes Israel will not allow Kahanists to enter the country

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