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August 6, 2017 1:55 am at 1:55 am in reply to: Men’s beaches in Israel #1332995
If you Google חוף נפרד the first site that comes up is Hidabroot and has a list of all of them. I’ve been to Ashdod a couple of times it’s really great. I think I went to Bat Yam once also and it’s good too.June 25, 2017 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm in reply to: Dealing with the refrigerator light on Shabbos #1303687
Try 3M Command picture hanging strips instead of Velcro. They’re much stronger, same idea.March 28, 2016 6:00 am at 6:00 am in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1224450
I’ve seen numerous comparisons to Trump as Achashverosh and his daughter as Esther – does this mean the newborn is Daryavesh ben Esther who enabled the construction of Bayis Sheini?September 8, 2014 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm in reply to: Kablanus vs. shutfos #1031643
I found these Simanim very, very difficult when I learned them – could you post which ?????? in Mechaber & MB you’re referring to?March 5, 2014 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm in reply to: tying purim theme into purim???? #1006989
???? ???? ?????? ??????????? ??? ??????????, ???????????? ????????, ???-??????? ?????????July 3, 2013 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm in reply to: Bnei Yeshivas in Ramat Eshkol #994120
I’m not sure if they have an address but it’s known as in the park – entrance from Gan Chamisha Asar on Ramat Hagolan, I think there’s stairs that go from Paran also. They have several shacharis and maariv minyanim every day (I think every 20 or 30 minutes) and Shabbos also. It’s a pretty busy makom Torah.February 18, 2013 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm in reply to: Getting Bituach Leumi Coverage #930755
Here’s all the information copied from the Newcomers’ Guide website:
ABOUT BITUACH LEUMI
Only tourists who are students (i.e. learning in a yeshiva or school) with an A1 or A2 visa, or an A4-A5 (ie. spouse or child of a student) when accompanying someone with an A1 or A2 visa, can get on to Bituach Leumi. In order to get on to Bituach Leumi, you must be living in Israel for 183 days (they do not have to be consecutive) within one year of the day you received your visa.
WHAT IS NEEDED TO GET ON TO BITUACH LEUMI:
1. Passports of each family member.
3. 2 copies of a letter from yeshiva/school which states s/he is a student there (if relevant)
4. 2 copies of your Chozeh (legal rental/purchase contract) valid for a year. Include the Teudat Zehut (ID) number of your landlord.
5. 2 copies of Valid visas for each family member. (A1, A2 or A4, NOT a Tourist Visa)
Note: You can stop by at Misrad Hapnim on the way to Bituach Leumi, as it is around the
corner. Get a number at the main desk in Misrad Hapnim on the second floor and wait
in the big room to your left. When it is your turn, you will present your passport and will
arrives in person. (Going earlier on in the day may help you avoid a longer wait.)
7. 2 copies of marriage certificate.
8. Color passport pictures of family members over the age of 18.
9. Completed form which is received at Bituach Leumi. You need one for each family member and a copy of it. Make sure that where asked for reason that you’re in the country, you write that you want to live Megurei Keva (Permanent Residence) in Israel.
Note: there is a copy machine in the building. The cost is 30 agurot per copy.
When registering for the first time, the husband must personally go down to the office. (He can represent the rest of the family.)
It can take up to two months to be processed, after which you will receive Bituach Leumi cards in the mail. You may be billed retroactively for all the time since you had appropriate visas. If you were paying for Kupat Cholim privately in the interim, you can send a request to Bituach Leumi to receive credit for that time. (Include original receipts of Kupat Cholim payment.)
Note: Being registered does not help for children born afterward, unless they have a Teudat Zehut. They must subsequently be registered for themselves. To do this only one parent needs to be present .February 11, 2013 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm in reply to: PURIM TORAH!!!! #1062386
it’s that time of year again! Bump!July 30, 2012 7:25 am at 7:25 am in reply to: address for Vishnitz minyan in Ramat Eshkol #888195
Pagi is a little more complicated. the easiest way is to go through Mishmar HaGvul, through Mevo Har Shefer (the second one) follow it around the corner, cross the parking lot to the staircase opposite and go up there, make a U turn and you’ll be facing Pagi (upstairs) where the arches are. Just ask around, people know where it is. Hatzlocha.July 29, 2012 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm in reply to: address for Vishnitz minyan in Ramat Eshkol #888192
If you’re referring to the Vizhnitz Minyan shtieblach in Sanhedria Murchevet, then take Paran to Maavar Hamitla, make a right on Maavar Hamitla, left on Yam Suf, Right on Sanhedria Murchevet and then it’s to your left (you have to go in towards the middle of Sanhedria Murchevet)July 1, 2012 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm in reply to: Auctions That End On Shabbos #1042175
There was a kuntres just put out (I got it here in Israel) and I just saw that it’s available at ihalacha.com so take a look over there at Siman zayin which deals with all kinds of Ebay/ecommerce Shailos. I’m not familiar with the author, but it’s certainly very interesting (and he does quote Mekoros)May 6, 2012 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm in reply to: Minhagim Of Shavuos #1155074
If you’re in Yerushalayim, there’s a minhag (no, not really, just an awesome experience) to walk to the Kosel for Vasikin around 4 am. The thousands upon thousands of people walking in the same direction, the refreshment tents and Petel trucks set up along the way are an unbelievable sight to behold, not to mention obviously davening amongst thousands of other Yidden at the Kosel. Oh, and walking in and out of the old city via Sha’ar Shechem with hundreds of Mir bochurim singing and dancing with a Sefer Torah all the way! It kind of gives one an idea of what Aliya L’Regel might be like….
May we be zoche to walk to the Beis Hamikdash Hashlishi for Shavuos!May 2, 2012 5:12 am at 5:12 am in reply to: Moving to Israel #871902
I just flew back from the States to Israel on Turkish Air – and they allow you two bags each, and their tickets are cheaper to begin with. One way was between $700-800. Really was not a bad flight – very short stop in Turkey then 2 hours to Israel.April 20, 2012 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm in reply to: How did the Israelis enjoy their 8 day Pesach? #869412
I had a shaila (theoretical) that I was discussing with some people on Acharon Shel Pesach:
What do Sefardim in EY do for washing on the Shabbos immediately following Pesach like this year? They can’t have any Challah, because they can’t buy their Chometz back yet, and they make mezonos on Matzah during the year? So do they have to eat a shiur of 8 k’zeisim of Matzah for each meal? Or is it considered b’dieved that they just make Hamoitzi on Matzah anyway?
Anyone have any first hand experience?February 26, 2012 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm in reply to: any mishloach manot ideas? #854133
What about giving 2 simple foods to a few people and give everything else you would have otherwise spent to a worthy tzedokah (sorry, I had to throw this in here….but it is Halachically preferable to give less Mishloach Manos and more Matanos La’evyonim…)February 26, 2012 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm in reply to: Purim Torah!!! #854063
Parshaman: That’s actually the answer to the following stira in the megillah:
It says at the beginning Vachamaso Bo’aro Vo, meaning that Achashverosh’s shvigger’s name was Bo’aro Vo.
Later on, the Megillah says that Vachamas Hamelech Shochochoh, meaning that Achashverosh’s shvigger’s name was Shochochoh.
Teretz is…. Vashti Hamalka Asisa Mishtei Nashim, as you said 🙂February 25, 2012 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm in reply to: Turkish Airlines to Israel? #854096
cheftze: We’re looking for one way tickets at the moment, so they’re around 750-800 and anyone else is at least 1500, plus they give you 2 bags free for full fare and 1 50 lb bag free for infant (unlike the others that give you 1 bag free for full fare and 10 kg / 22 lb for infant…)December 13, 2011 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm in reply to: Fish and meat #977836
I just discussed this with a Rav:
There are 2 reasons why fish and meat are Sakona. First, as brought by the gemorah is a practical reason, that one could choke if a fish bone gets stuck in meat – it could happen by a fish bone alone, but there is more of a chashash by meat. The second reason is in the Zohar that it is a ruchnius’dike sakona – I don’t know the details.
The difference is that the first reason the sakona is only mamash by eating them together, although lechatchila we should be choshesh for everything, however bedieved will be more meikel (for example cooking in the oven together). The chumras according to this stem from Chamura Sakanta Me’Issura. The second reason prohibits anything even bedieved.
This also would have a nafka mina by ein mevatlin apparently.December 4, 2011 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm in reply to: Everybody Except Popa is Retarded #1198818
Please do not use the Loshon of retarded in such a sense. I learned this lesson when I said it to someone who has a close relative who is mentally retarded, and he was deeply offended by the use of such a word in a derogatory manner. Please be considerate of others in the use of such language. Thank you.November 15, 2011 4:56 am at 4:56 am in reply to: AIRLINE TICKET!!! #826193
I flew Thai once, was a wonderful experience (Melbourne to Bangkok). The plane was new, service was good, food was terrible – but that’s usually the case with the K meals out of Australia from my experience. BKK airport was nice, although I didn’t really see much of it, it was just a layover to Israel. Kosher meals out of Bangkok were also pretty bad – see if you can request Hermolis (from UK) who have the best meals I’ve ever had on a plane…!November 13, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm in reply to: You know you're not a yeshiva guy anymore when… #1197527
….when doing laundry actually means getting the clothes wet
….when leftovers are no longer a gourmet meal
….when the menu each night of the week doesn’t cosist of “oil plus….”
….when getting ready for Shabbos means more than taking the pen out of your pocketNovember 7, 2011 5:59 am at 5:59 am in reply to: Chofetz Chaim Yeshivos #850976
I’ve learned in a couple of the branches, (including CCJ) and now my wife & I live near CCJ (so if you come to Israel you may very well end up at my table for a meal…!) and I know that each branch has different types of bochurim, so depending on your level, what your looking for should really define where you go. As someone mentioned the best way to make this choice should be with the guidance of a Rebbi (or Rebbeim) who know you and (should) have some idea of what each branch has to offer. Hatzlocha in your choice!October 29, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm in reply to: Ashrei Adam Mifakeid Tamid? #822478
Having worked as a mashgiach in a number of Pesach hotels, the best way to identify bugs (in my experience) best option is a magnifying glass with a strong light, or else looking in a well lit area on a clean white surface. The first thing you can see is appendages – legs or feelers etc. Just a little note from experience. Hatzlocha!October 16, 2011 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm in reply to: Shnayim Mikra #817788
There’s a remez for shnayim mikra – V’Eileh Shmos is Roshei Teivos – Vechayov Odom Likros Haparsha Shnayim Mikra V’echod Targum ????? ??? ????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ?????October 16, 2011 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm in reply to: Residents of Chutz L'aretz Only Keeping One Day Yom Tov in Eretz Yisroel? #817609
Generally single (unmarried) sefardim keep one day, and the minhag among Ashkenazim is those who have a chance of returning to chutz la’aretz hold 2 days – I have been living here for 2 years now and we keep 2 days. There are different factors involved, and each person should ask their LOR, but this is the generally prevalent minhag AFAIK. For a lengthier discussion there’s a Sefer called Yom Tov Sheini K’hilchoso.October 16, 2011 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm in reply to: My segula didn't work #1101013
Buy a new set??October 7, 2011 12:08 am at 12:08 am in reply to: Davening at Fast Minyanim #847359
I had to catch a flight once, and I davened at a “minyan” which took 16 minutes. One-six. For Shacharis. Including brochos. SE was 1.5 minutes, Chazora was 2 I think. I was clued in before hand, so we arrived 25 minutes early and just caught them at SE to (hopefully…!) be yotze tefillah betzibbur. Never again bl’n unless it’s a sha’as hadchak.October 4, 2011 6:59 am at 6:59 am in reply to: Sign the Rubashkin Petition #818669
UPDATE: Although it does not apply to petitions already begun, the White House has just increased the number of signatures necessary to receive attention from 5,000 to 25,000. The Rubashkin petition is almost at the 25,000 even though it is not necessary to receive attention as it was started before this new threshold was put into place. Just FYI for any future petitions.October 2, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm in reply to: source for not buying stuff for a baby before its born needed #813837
sam4321: I saw an interesting twist on that Midrash brought down in a Sefer I have called Ashrei Yoladeto (I highly recommend this to anyone expecting!). He asks that Lema’aseh it’s possible to know today what the gender is -?- The Toras Hayoledes answers that the Chasam Sofer writes there’s a difference between “??????” and “???” that ?????? refers to AFTER it’s noticeable that she is expecting (after 3 months), whereas ??? refers to before (until 3 months), and therefore when the Midrash says “??? ??????? ?? ???” it refers to the first three months. [???? ?????? ???? ????, ???? ????? ??? ???? ???] I found that interesting 🙂September 19, 2011 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm in reply to: Chasidim rioting against Beit Shemesh girl's school #811094
I know people who live in the Dati Leumi neighborhood, and they are absolutely at their wits end about what to do about these “Charazy” people. Their kids are being traumatised from continued abuse (the boys also). They also said that some truly frum people have agreed that they are in the right, however they will not actively do anything such as stand with them and protect the school or come out against the “Charazy”s because they are concerned about their kids’ shidduchim… In all honesty, I wouldn’t want my kids to marry any of these psychopaths!
A week before Rosh Hashanah and not only do we not have achdus amongst Klal Yisroel, but mamash sina like this… Rachmona LitzlanSeptember 1, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm in reply to: Ramat Eshkol Minyanim #825217
I have a printed list from the Mikva Shul (Sanhedria Shul/Bnos Ezras Tziyon on Achinoam) they put out twice a year of all the minyanim in the Shchuna (Including Sanhedria, Pagi, Uriel, Mishkan Esther, Neve Shalom, Yad Shmuel & Shaarei Nisim)
Pagi has Shacharis 6, 6.35, 7.05, 7.30 then continuous minyanim and Maariv at 20 after Shkia, 8.15, 9, 10, 11.
Mikva Shul has Sh: 6.30/8.00 Min: 1.20/1.45/3.30/12 min b4 shkia Ma: 20 min after shkia/10.15
Vizhnitz has Shacharis until 10.30 if I remember correctly, Mincha from about an hour before Shkia, and Maariv till about 12
If you ever get desperate, there’s Ohr Hatzofun (first left on Bar Ilan) that goes till about 2 am.September 1, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm in reply to: Blatantly Staring #804990
This definitely also does happen in Eretz Yisroel – I have first hand experience. I broke my ankle about 8 months ago (BH it’s all good now), and for part of the recovery period I had a “moon boot” – a plastic strap-on cast instead of plaster which I was allowed to walk on. I was hobbling down the street to catch a bus by a very busy neighborhood in Yerushalayim, and every single child – probably many adults too – was staring at my leg as if I’d fallen out of the sky from a different planet
The truth is I’ve seen Israeli kids staring at anything – a bulldozer for example – for hours at a time. I don’t get it…..just one of my questions regarding this interesting country.August 31, 2011 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm in reply to: Free Prescription Glasses – VERY Limited Time #806998
FYI if there’s anyone else living in Israel on here…. my wife ordered a few pairs of glasses from Zenni a few weeks ago – shipped DIRECTLY to Israel (via Fedex – $9.95 total shipping cost!) arriving a week after the order was placed – and she could not be happier with the glasses.July 13, 2010 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm in reply to: What is the biggest Chesed that anyone has ever done for you? #1021664
We had an incredible story in Israel. My wife and I had just arrived as newlyweds in Israel last year. We were setting up our apartment, going shopping etc. We went to the local supermarket to load up on groceries – we had 2 full shopping carts. We get to the check out, they put everything through. 1700 shekel or so! I pull out my US card to pay, they swipe it, and……declined! So they tried again, while I was trying to call the bank from my phone and just panicking. After a minute, a guy checking out in the next lane – who I had never met before in my life – sees what’s going on comes over. Without even blinking he says “Here, just use my card. I’ll give you my bank details so you can deposit money into my account when you get organised.”
My wife and I were totally blown away. Mi K’amcho Yisroel.