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First, Turkey does have honeymoon spots – Anatalya. Second, it was just lowered by Israel as a risk country.
However, I also would not take the flight through there unless I had to (and i have been to Turkey on business in my past.
For an extra suitcase, you should not need to notify El Al before.
As for now understanding you are not making aliya, you can still send a lift and pay whatever taxes would be necessary.
And, you basically can get everything you need here from high end china to knockoffs. And a lot of things you will want custom made if you decide to buy a place that fits your style and room.
1. You first need to decide what you are shipping.
2. Based on the amount – do you need lift – where it is your boxes and crates and stuff or a container which usually is 20 or 40 feet.
3. Contact a company like Kef International, who has experience doing this – they help with the customs, duties, taxes, insurance, etc in addition to the shipping.
4. Consider that some items are not worth bringing – remember housing here is smaller than the US, electric items may need a converter and the cost of shipping an item may not be significantly different than buying the item new in Israel.
I would guess that the rabbonim who you asked did not want you to accidentally mix the kitniyos up and those that the Israelis asked were not worried by any such matter. As it is in Israel, the non-ochlei kitniyos folks are very careful about hasgachos and hyper-sensitive as a lot, if not most products are kasher l’fesach lochlei kitniyos. Being that they are hyper sensitive. the chances of an error being made is probably small.
But ask your own local rov. As I had said, we had way too much other food than to focus on rice or other kitniyos.
Not sure how that is “keeping” pesach. As the mah nistana says – chometz umatza on any other night. If I had pesach food on Jyly 15th, did I keep Pesach? Of course not.
Pesach is set by the dates in the Torah and had ended by Shabbos in Israel.
As far as chometz – that certainly is hard to do, as all the people still had Pesachdik keilim out, so that would be a problem. But, Israelis had no issue of cooking rice or other kitniyos on Friday to eat on Shabbos on those same Pesach keilim. Personally, I did not – just still had so much meat and other things to finish, but know of many who did.April 11, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am in reply to: Location of Bnei Brak Same Today as During Chazal? #866994
I agree that Wiki is not a good source. With that said, the Beni Brak referred to in the hagadda text was further south by the modern day Tzomet Messubim, which takes its name from the text of that very paragraph.
There is an opinion that I did see in one hagadda a number of years ago that the bnei brak in the hagadda was not a place but camme from the word “mavrik” shiny – as in the utensils, pots, and whatnot that were on the tables were in a state befitting a yom tov, but I think while nice, that does not seem to be the meaning and I had only seen it in one place.
The nicest name I heard in a long time was K’hatya – the roshei teivos of Kol Haneshoma Tehallel …. Hallelu…
Most companies in Israel will not hire without a work visa. So you options are going to be somewhat limited.
Most companies and subs hire only citizens or people with work visas.
As for finding jobs that are online and do not care where you are physically located, there are a few, but realize you are in competition with workers in India and E. Europe as well which are more inexpensive than people living here.
I have a wife who works in one of the seminaries in an administrative capacity here in Israel. The costs of the seminaries (and yeshivos) are high and growing all the time. Additionally, the weak dollar to shekel rate and the vast majority of the expenses (salaries, electricity, food, etc.) being in shekels leads to the rising costs (in dollars) of the year in Israel.
The seminaries differ in cost structure from the yeshivos in one large way financially – they offer fewer meals than the guys get in yeshiva.
The seminary has to have a larger staff than a typical girl’s school in the US – girls are away from home for the first time (for a lot of them) with a huge time difference and great distance between them and their families. This leads to madrichot and other staff to help them deal with issues.
This is additional to any costs of the teachers that there might be.
The dormitories need to be kept up, wear and tear. There is an em bayit who is employed to deal with after hours issues.
There are tiyulim. When you wrap all of this up – it does cost a lot.
I do not know of the US grants or loans or other programs – but MASA is sponsored by the Jewish Agency as a program for that year in Israel and they do offer grants.