Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Orlah Update: Cheshvan 5779

Sorry for being late! I'm trying to get back into a blogging routine after a crazy few months. I really appreciate your bearing with me on this!
Here's the latest Orlah update, so you can shop for fruit in Israel with confidence!

This post is a follow up to the Kashrut for New Olim post. If you haven't seen it yet, please check it out -- there's important information there! 

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES in Israel - Specific Kashrut Issues





Unlike in other parts of the world, in Israel, fruits and vegetables are NOT automatically "kosher" - here we need to make sure that they are not "orlah" fruits (harvested during a tree's first 3 yrs, with other rules applying to year 4) and that trumot and ma'asrot have been taken (from both fruits and vegetables). Without these basics, these fruits and vegetables are NOT acceptable in a kosher kitchen!

If you shop at a market that doesn't have an ishur kashrut (kosher certification) on their produce, you'll need to investigate these issues further, if you are interested in adhering to the halachot of the Land of Israel OR if you regularly host people who assume the food in your home is kosher! I must say that it's important to familiarize yourself with these special halachot, as they are part of keeping kosher in Israel! (If you say you keep Kosher in Israel, everyone assumes that you have taken care of these issues; and if you don't, then you may be unwittingly putting someone in a situation they don't want to be in!) 

It's definitely possible to take trumot and maasrot on your own (I do it often), so vegetables are easiest to buy without a teudah, as that is all you need to do (and very often, it would be without a bracha). Some of the fruits on the market may be ok to purchase even from a non-certified establishment and just take trumot and maasrot, because of the extremely low percentage of orlah fruits being sold, but those lists change frequently, so you'll constantly need to stay up-to-date.

Other fruits can be a problem, because of orlah (from the first 3 years after the tree was planted). I try very hard to post a monthly update here on my site with a list of the fruits where the percentage of orlah fruits on the open market is greater than 0.5%. These fruits should only be bought from a reputable source that does not sell orlah fruits (i.e. a place with a teudah). This orlah issue is a serious issue for kosher consumers:

ORLAH Update for Cheshvan 5779

Fruits to AVOID buying without a teudah:
  • Avocado - Ettinger, Haas varieties
  • Blueberries
  • Annona
  • Grapefruit (White)
  • Guava
  • Strawberry Guava
  • Olives for curing
  • Olives for oil (Barnea)
  • Lemon
  • Seedless grapes: Autumn Crisp, Melissa, Sultanina, Scarlotta
  • Seeded grapes: Muscat, Autumn Black
  • Papaya
  • Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) (Pri Eden variety)
  • Prickly Pear (Sabra Fruit)
  • Clementines - Michal, Rishon, Satsuma varieties
  • Oranges - Newhall variety
  • Starfruit
  • Passionfruit
  • Almonds
  • Figs
  • Apples - Grand, Granny Smith, Natan, Pink Lady, and Brookfield


Please be sure to speak with your personal Halachic Authority about purchasing fruit in Israel without a teudah. Not everyone holds by the 0.5% threshold, and there are differences of opinion about certain fruits and whether they are subject to Orlah. This information is just for informational purposes and is not a halachic psak! Even if you follow a psak that relies on the 0.5% threshold, you still must take trumot and maasrot on all produce grown in Israel (or be sure it has been taken), in order to fulfill your halachic obligations.


Also, be aware that this list does NOT apply to fruit grown by an individual. If your friend has a fruit tree, you'll need to find out how old it is! 

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Israeli Movie Day - 17/10 - 10 shekel movies!


The 10 shekel movie deal is back, with Israeli Movie Day this week, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018!! Throughout the country, movie theaters will be screening "blue and white" Israeli movies, including some children's movies!

Please keep in mind that movies may get sold out quickly, so you'll want to buy your ticket in advance, if possible.

Here's a partial list of participating theater chains (there may be some theaters that do not appear on this list - it's supposed to be most theaters in the country!):

Yes Planet www.yesplanet.co.il
Globus (*2235) - https://globusmax.co.il/
Rav Chen www.rav-hen.co.il
Lev (*5155) - http://www.lev.co.il/ 

Cinema City 1-700-70-22-55 - http://www.cinema-city.co.il/

If you love to see the newest Israeli movies, here's your chance! There are 33 movies on the list!

If you pre-order your tickets online, the box office adds a fee. You can buy 10 shekel tickets directly from the theater, or pay a bit extra to order them ahead of time online (highly recommended).

Be sure to share the news! 


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Restaurant Deals - Jerusalem & Tel Aviv!

(This post contains affiliate links, and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking a link. Thanks in advance for your support!)  
I have to apologize for being super busy this summer - I barely had time to do anything here on the blog! I'm trying to get back into my blog now though!

Pre-purchase your vouchers and save up to 50%! This is a GREAT way to save when you want to splurge! Don't miss out on the savings - check below for savings in your area!

Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great GROO (formerly Groupon) deals you don't want to miss! 

This post focuses exclusively on kosher restaurants and take-out food, so if you're going to splurge, you can now afford to splurge a little more, with discount vouchers and savings. I keep checking for new deals, as I know you've been waiting for some, and this week there are some changes, so check carefully! Be sure to check the Facebook group so you don't miss out!

The Whole Country:

Pizza Hut - 19.90 for a personal pizza with a topping. Valid at any Pizza Hut Location, but not valid for Delivery orders. Valid thru Nov. 5, 2018

Olive Oil deal - delivery is not included in the deal. 2 liters for 79 nis, or 4 liters plus a jar of olives for 144 nis.


Jerusalem and nearby:

HaSultan - 50% off vouchers for your purchase of Techina, Halvah, Coffee, and Tea! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thursday, 10 am - 9 pm, and Friday 10 am - 2pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Beit HaCrepe in Beit Shemesh - soft-serve frozen yogurt or belgian waffle deals for you to choose from! Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 10 pm, Friday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Voucher valid thru Oct. 30, 2018. The deal specifies you must call in advance!

Cafe French Style (Shani Hotel, Jerusalem) - 25 nis for an entree and a drink, or 29 nis for breakfast for 1, or 55 nis for breakfast for 2. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, 7:30 am - 2 pm, Friday 7:30 am - 11 am. Parties of more than 6 people must make advance reservations. Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2018

Cafe French Style (Shani Hotel, Jerusalem) - 10 nis for an ice-coffee, or 10 nis for a coffee plus a croissant. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, 7:30 am - 2 pm, Friday 7:30 am - 11 am. Reservations required. Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2018

HaKatzavim (Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem) - 29 nis for Chumus Basar (includes salads and a drink) or 65 nis for 2 (the couples' voucher gets you french fries, too!).  Redeem Sun - Wed, noon - 11 pm, Thursday noon - 1 am, and Sat. nights from 1 hr after Shabbat ends until 1 am. Not valid on erev chag, or on chol hamoed. Max 4 people with vouchers at a table. Limit 1 per person. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. 

Johnito (Mehadrin, Hillel St, Jerusalem) - large milkshake or ice cream (3 scoops plus whipped cream) for 15 nis, or a kilo of ice cream with 5 cones, for 39 nis (38 nis for early birds who buy right now!). Johnito also has a French crepe/Belgian waffle deal - 29 nis for 1, or 55 nis for 2 (includes iced coffee, too)! Limit 1 voucher per person. Voucher valid thru Oct 31, 2018. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8:30 am - 11 pm, Friday 8:30 am - 2 pm, and Sat. nights from 1 hr after Shabbat ends until midnight. 

Lago (Maale Adumim) - dinner for 2 starting at 199 nis. Max 6 people at a table. Valid Sun-Wed, 7-9pm (latest seating 7:30pm). Reservations required. Valid thru November 7, 2018.

Taim Bakerem (Jerusalem) - dinner for one starting at 55 nis, or for 2 for 105 nis. Reservations required. Valid Sun-Wed, 4-9 pm, Thursdays 4-10 pm. Max 4 people per table. Valid thru Oct. 25, 2018

Breakfast Buffet at the Shani Hotel (center of town) - for 49nis (1 person) or 97nis (2 people). Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required

Eyal Hotel - Breakfast buffet - 59 shekels for 1, or 115 shekels for 2! Valid Sun-Fri, 7:00am - 10:00am. Reservations required. Valid thru October 31, 2018.

Breakfast Buffet at the Leonardo Jerusalem, for 69nis per person or 129nis for a couple. Max 6 people at a table. Valid Sun-Fri, 6:30-10:00am. Reservations required. Valid thru October 30, 2018.

Maccabi Cheeses (mehadrin) - French cheese platters: choose a 2 kg platter for 149 nis, or a 3 kg platter for 219 nis (50% off!). Voucher valid thru October 29, 2018. Place your order a day in advance, and pick up in Givat Shaul, Mondays or Thursdays. Blackout dates apply.

Niflaot HaTzuna (mehadrin) 15% off catering, with self-pickup. Delivery within J-m is 100 shekels (free for orders of 20 portions or more). Option for delivery to other cities, as well. After you purchase the Groupon, you must call the caterer to finalize your orders. Minimum order is for 10 people (there are options for 10, 15, or 20 people, plus the option to add an additional person). Voucher valid thru March 19, 2019

Shakshuk in Machane Yehuda - 58nis for 2! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Mon - Thurs, 8am - 4:30pm, and Fridays 8am - 1pm

Workshops (meat cooking/butchery) at Ktzizot - including a "Carnivore's meal" and a glass of wine, for 139nis! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Workshops take place on Mon, Tues, and Thurs, at 6pm and last for 2 hrs. Plan to arrive 15 min before your workshop begins!

Pescados - (Badatz, Jerusalem) Lunch for two for just 139nis! Or the Dinner deal for 44% off regular price (your choice of party of 2, or party of 4). Vouchers valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Blackout dates apply.


Tel Aviv and Nearby:

Shnitzeline (Tel Aviv) - Shnitzel meal for 25 nis (49 nis for two!). Redeem Sun - Thurs, 10 am - 3 pm. Valid on Chol Hamoed Sukkot! Voucher valid thru Nov. 30, 2018. Valid for sit-down or takeaway. Limit one voucher per person.

Hashovach (Tel Aviv) - dinner for 2 for 89 nis, or a premium package for 109 nis! Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30 am - 8 pm, and Friday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Limit on voucher per person.

Pizza Time (Netanya) - personal pie for 15 / family pie for 25 / family pie + large bottle of drink for 33. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 2 pm - 8 pm, and Sat. nights from the end of Shabbat - midnight. Friday orders MUST be placed in advance. Toppings and delivery will incur additional fees.

Fresh Kitchen (Bilu Center) - Breakfast for 2 for 69 nis. Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2018. Not valid on erev chag, chag, or chol hamoed. For sit-down service only (extra fee for take-out). No change will be given if the voucher's full value is not used. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - 11:30 am. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person.

Fresh Kitchen (Bilu Center) - Pay 10 nis for a voucher you can redeem for a second item from the menu when you purchase one. Choose which menu - salads, main dishes, or Italian dishes. Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2018. Not valid on erev chag, chag, or chol hamoed. For sit-down service only (extra fee for take-out). Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - 10:30 pm, Fridays 8 am - 3 pm, and Sat. nights from 1/2 hr after Shabbat until the last customer. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person.

Mike Burger (Yehud) - Dinner for 2 for 139 nis. Voucher valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Redeem you voucher Sun - Thursday noon - midnight. Limit one voucher per couple.

Mifgash Chloe (Beerot Yitzchak) - meals starting at 25 nis! Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2018. Sit-down or take-out. Redeem Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs from noon - 5pm.

Nusha (Petach Tikvah) - Italian meal for 2, starting at 99 nis. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - 6 pm, and Fridays 11:30 am - 2 pm. Reservations required.

Nusha (Petach Tikvah) - "Toast" or personal pizza with a drink, for 25 nis (48 nis for 2). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - last customer, or Fridays 8 am - 1:30 pm.

Cafe Itamar (Givat Shmuel) - breakfast for 2 for 89 nis. Breakfast is served all day. Voucher is valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 7:30 am - 11 pm and Sat nights from one hour after Shabbat ends until 11 pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Sakura Sushi Bar (Tel Aviv) - 59 nis for 1 or 99 nis for 2!  Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Menu exclusions apply. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 11 pm, Fridays 11 am - 4 pm, and Sat. nights till midnight. Limit one voucher per person. OR order a party platter for over 40% off!

Nagisa - Sushi platters starting at 149 nis. Voucher valid thru November 30, 2018. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, noon - 6 pm, Fridays noon - 5 pm, and Sat. nights till midnight. Call in your order for a platter at least 2 hrs in advance. Reservations required for restaurant vouchers. The 50 nis voucher deal is for one person. Order enough vouchers for your whole party! Delivery not included.

Matsuya (Ramat Gan) - meal for 2 for 119 nis. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 3:30 pm - closing. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person. There's also another Matsuya deal here - up to 48% off your meal for 2! Voucher good for 90 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs from 4pm - closing time.

Chloely's (Tel Aviv Hilton) - Chef's dinner for 239 nis. Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2018, Sun - Thurs 7 pm - 10:30 pm. Reservations required. Max 8 people with vouchers per table (each person must show his/her own voucher). 2 hrs of parking at the hotel is included 

Lechem Basar, Netanya (mehadrin) - Dinner for 2 for 299 nis. Valid Sun-Thurs, 12:30 pm -11:00 pm. Reservations required. Valid thru October 31, 2018. Blackout Dates May apply.

Lunch at Tzanani in Bnei Brak (Machpud) - 65 nis for 1, 129 for 2! Valid Sun-Thurs, 11:00 am -6:00 pm. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Some blackout dates apply.

Dinner for 2 at Hilulim (mehadrin) restaurant in Tel Aviv at the border of Holon, for 169nis. Reservations required. Max 5 deals per table. Voucher can be used Sun - Thurs, noon - 11pm. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase, but not on Rosh Chodesh or on chagim. 

Paradiso Cafe in Sarona Market - buy one get one free breakfast deal (79 shekels for breakfast for 2!). Redeem Sun - Thurs, 9am - noon. Voucher valid thru October 29, 2018

Punchline - the restaurant with singing waiters (yes it's kosher!)! Save over 50% with the Groupon. Limit 4 couples with Groupon vouchers per table. Redeem Sun - Wed and Sat. nights, from 8pm - last customer. Reservations required. Voucherr 90 days from date of purchase (not on holidays or New Years' Eve)

Shabbat Takeout from Viki in Netanya - half price vouchers! Limit one per person. Valid for 90 days from date of purchase, on Fridays only

Breakfast at the David Tower in Netanya, and then use the spa facilities for the rest of the day! Reservations required. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Must be 16+ to use the spa facilities.

Fruit Platters from Ba-Li Pri in Ramat Gan, starting at 99nis. Limit 3 deals per person. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Order your platter in advance! Note they have blackout dates.

La Place in Netanya - Breakfast for 2, for just 59nis. Limit 2 Groupons per table. Show your Groupon before ordering. Use your voucher Sun - Fri, 8:00 am - noon. Valid thru October 30, 2018.

Breakfast Buffet at the Rimonim Tower in Ramat Gan - 59nis for 1, or 115nis for 2. Valid for 30 days from date of purchase, but not on erev chag, or during Sukkot. Reservations required. Breakfast buffet is open from 7am - 10am, Sun- Fri 

Herod's Hotel (Tel Aviv) Breakfast Buffet - 5 star breakfast buffet for 1, for 79 nis, or for 2 for 155 nis! Voucher valid thru November 30, 2018. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs 6:30 am - 10:30 am. Not available for Fridays. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person or couple.

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Restaurant deals - North & South!

(This post contains affiliate links, and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking a link. Thanks in advance for your support!)  
I have to apologize for being super busy this summer - I barely had time to do anything here on the blog! I'm trying to get back into my blog now though!

Pre-purchase your vouchers and save up to 50%! This is a GREAT way to save when you want to splurge! Don't miss out on the savings - check below for savings in your area!

Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great GROO (formerly Groupon) deals you don't want to miss!

This post focuses exclusively on kosher restaurants and take-out food, so if you're going to splurge, you can now afford to splurge a little more, with discount vouchers and savings. I keep checking for new deals, as I know you've been waiting for some, and this week there are some changes, so check carefully! Be sure to check the Facebook group so you don't miss out!


The Whole Country:

Pizza Hut - 19.90 for a personal pizza with a topping. Valid at any Pizza Hut Location, but not valid for Delivery orders. Valid thru Nov. 5, 2018

Olive Oil deal - delivery is not included in the deal. 2 liters for 79 nis, or 4 liters plus a jar of olives for 144 nis.


Haifa and North:


Sinta Bar Kenyon Sha'ar HaTzafon - 50% off burger meal for 2! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 10 pm, Friday 11 am - 2:30 pm, Sat. night 1 hr after Shabbat ends until 11 pm. Reservations required.

Japan Japan, Yokneam - Buy 1 Get One Free Deal - Sushi Deal is 39 nis, Stir-Fry Deal is 60 nis. Limit one voucher per person, and limited to 3 vouchers per party. Max 4 people at a table with vouchers. Not valid for delivery orders. They ask that you call ahead. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, 7 pm - 11 pm, Friday 11 am - 3 pm, and Sat . nights till 11 pm. Voucher valid thru Dec. 30, 2018.

Leonardo Plaza (Haifa) - Breakfast Buffet for over 45% off the list price! Redeem Sun - Thurs, 7 - 10 am. Reservations recommended. Valid thru November 30, 2018.

Shytel Meat Kingdom (Nahariya) - 129 NIS per person for all-you-can-eat dinner! Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - 10pm. Reservations required (Last reservations at 8:30 pm, must order by 9:40pm). Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Min. 2 people per table with a voucher and max. 6 people per table with a voucher. No additional guests without a Groo voucher can join your table.

Shytel in Nahariya (Badatz/Machpud meats) - Dinner for 2 starting at 135nis. Max. 3 vouchers per table (3 couples). Good for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required (blackout dates may apply).

El Rancho, Tiberias - Lunch for 2 (regular or premium meal - 149 or 169 shekels). Valid every day before 6pm. Reservations required. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase.

Iskander (Mehadrin) at Nahar Hayarden (upper Galilee) - dinner for 2 for 219nis. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Max. 3 vouchers for table (3 couples). Reservations required. Redeem Sun - Wed, noon - 8pm, Thurs. noon - 9:30pm, or Friday noon - half an hour before Shabbat.

Breakfast Buffet at the Bay View Hotel in Haifa - Sun-Thurs: 55nis for 1 or 99nis for 2, Fridays: 59nis for 1 or 115nis for 2. Voucher valid thru October 31, 2018. Max 6 per table with vouchers. Reservations required.

Breakfast Buffet at the Crown Plaza in Haifa - 59nis for 1/109nis for 2 (69/129 on Fridays). You must buy the deal that is valid on the day you want to go (Sun-Thurs OR Friday). Reservations required. Breakfast is served 6:30-10:30am. Voucher valid thru October 31, 2018.

Shela Restaurant (Kiryat Motzkin), for 79nis per couple. Limit 2 vouchers per table. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase, with advance reservations. Valid Sun-Wed, 10:30am - midnight, Thursdays, 10:30am - 5pm, Fridays, 8am - 2pm. Max 2 couples with vouchers per table.

Two Felafels with French Fries at Olam HaOchel, (or two omelet pitot with french fries) for just 19nis! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs till 9am - 5pm, Fridays 8am - 3pm

Olam Ha'Ochel in Haifa (meat restaurant, with tons of salads for the table) for just 39nis per person (77nis for 2!). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase, and only from 9am - 5pm (Sun-Thurs) or 8am - 3pm Fridays.


South:

Lechem Basar, Beer Sheva (mehadrin). 299 nis for a premium meal for 2. Voucher valid thru December 30, 2018. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 12:30 - 11 pm, Sat. nights 10 - 11:30 pm. Reservations required. One voucher per couple, valid for sit-down service only. Any additional guests without a voucher will be required to place a min. order of 150 nis.

Steak One, Beer Sheva - dinner for 2 starting at 99 nis. Voucher valid thru December 27, 2018. Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - 10 pm. Limit one voucher per couple (Max 3 vouchers per table). 

Pizza Hagesher, Beer Sheva (mehadrin) - 35 nis for an XL pizza! Voucher valid thru April 29, 2018. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 8 pm, and Sat nights until midnight. Delivery charges are extra. Limit one voucher per person.

Paradiso, Ashkelon - Breakfast for 2 for 69 nis! Redeem Sun - Fri, 9 am - 1 pm. Reservations required. Max 2 Groo deals per table. Anyone sitting at your table without a deal voucher will be required to order from the menu. Voucher valid thru December 29, 2018

Cafe Wifi, Eilat (Ice Mall) - 25 nis for your choice of meals: "toast", bourekas, or malawach, plus a drink. Limit one voucher per person. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 9 am - 11 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 1 hour before Shabbat, and Sat. night beginning one hour after Shabbat. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase

Fifth Avenue, Eilat - Dinner for two for over 30% off the regular price! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem your voucher on Sun - Thurs, 7 pm - 1 am, and Sat nights from 1 hr after Shabbat ends until 1 am. Be sure to show your voucher to the host/hostess before you are seated. Reservations required. Max 3 couples at a table with vouchers.

Ofra Gourmet, Ashdod, - takeout food - buy a 100 shekel voucher for just 50 shekels. Redeem with a purchase of 250 nis or more. Voucher valid thru Oct.30, 2018. Redeem from 7 am - 2 pm Fridays only. Call in your order ahead of time! Limit one per person. 

Endive, Ashdod - dinner for 2 for 279 shekels. Valid Sun- Thurs, 6:30 pm - 10 pm. Reservations required, Limit 8 people with vouchers per table. Voucher valid thru Dec 30, 2018.

Nordau 24, Ashdod - dinner for 2 for 139 shekels (premium package for 189 shekels). Valid Sun- Thurs, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase.

Breakfast/Brunch at Endive in the West Boutique Hotel, Ashdod - 75 shekels for 1, 149 shekels for 2, upgrade to include pool admission for the day for 219 shekels for 2. Valid Sun- Fridays, breakfast served 6-10:30am, or brunch served Tues-Thurs, 11 am - 1:30 pm. Voucher valid thru December 27, 2018.

Breakfast Buffet at the Central Park Hotel, Eilat (I checked, the hotel is kosher, even though Groupon doesn't specify) - 59 shekels for 1, or 109 shekels for 2. Valid Sun- Fridays, 7:30 -10:30am. Children under 2 eat free with an adult. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person or couple. Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2018.

Criolo, Be'er Sheva - 99 nis for 2. Voucher valid thru November 29, 2018. Valid Sun- Thurs, noon - 11pm, and Sat. nights, until 1am. Cannot be redeemed on Fridays. Reservations required, Limit one voucher per table. Not valid for takeout or delivery.

Ribs in Ashdod - deals starting at 99nis for a 2 person meal! (upgrade that includes wine, dessert, and coffee is available) Voucher valid thru October 29, 2018. Limit 6 people per table if using a voucher. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs, noon - 7pm. Reservations required.

Lunch at "Space" in Moshav Emunim - 139nis for 1 person, 279nis for 2, or 549nis for 4. Voucher valid thru December 30, 2018. Check for blackout dates, and reservations required. Generally valid Sun-Thurs noon - 5:30pm or Fridays noon - 2pm. Anyone in your party without a voucher will be required to order 100nis minimum from the menu, and children under 10 will be required to order a 40nis children's meal. According to the info posted, you can use their gardens (and pool, maybe) before and after your meal.

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HUGE Savings!

(This post contains affiliate links, and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking a link. Thanks in advance for your support!)  


Purchasing items using Groo vouchers can often save you up to 50% (sometimes even more!)! This is a GREAT way to save!

Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great GROO (formerly Groupon) deals you don't want to miss!

I'm bringing you some of my favorite current GROO Deals today - check them out and see if they will save you some money!

Photo Enlargements on Canvas - this deal is super extra discounted, and you'll save 75% or more off retail price! What an amazing way to display your favorite photos with only a minimal investment!

Chai Kef Tix - this deal gets you over 40% off admission, and is good thru the end of the year! (Chai Kef is in Rishon)

Discount Tix to "The Wizard" (Special adaptation of The Wizard of Oz) in Kfar Saba on Oct 23. Save BIG! (Show is in Hebrew!)

Multi-pack admission (11 times) to the pool in Ramat Gan! Retail price is 500 nis - but with GROO, you'll get this "kartisiya" for just 299 nis!


Pet Store Discount Vouchers - choose a 100 nis voucher for just 50 nis (valid at Anipet)

Plant Nursery Vouchers - choose a 40 nis voucher for just 20 nis (Jerusalem)!

Pizza Hut discount voucher - get a personal pizza with a topping for just 19.90!

A Chorus Line at the Cameri Theater (Tel Aviv) - discount tix at 63% off the regular rate (and more!)

Introductory Subscription to National Geographic Kids (Hebrew) - for just 10 nis!

Deals change frequently, so if you see something you like, get it while you can! Join my Facebook group for more deals! See you there!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sorry!!

Hi everyone!

I have been incredibly busy. My life has really overwhelmed me these past couple of months and I must admit, I've been pretty bad about blogging. I do plan to get into a better routine soon, and figure out the best types of things to write about for all of us here. But in the meantime, I will just stick with my apology and a request -

If you have topics you want me to write about - things about living in Israel, food in Israel, shopping in Israel, money matters in Israel, etc - please let me know!

I will read every note and try my best to find the best way to bring you the content you want to see!

What's been so crazy, you ask?

We run a minyan in our home, and during "the chagim" it was SUPER intense, and took a lot of my time and energy.

But also, my family has just launched our new brick and mortar business, and it's really taken everything we've got to get to this stage. This was the product of many sleepless nights, working and working without a break!

I'm sure you want to know what it is. So I won't leave you hanging... at least not for too long!

I'll give you a hint - you'll find us in Tzfat!

Sorry for being mysterious, I'm so curious how many of you have figured out what our new project is! 

Anyhow, I'll come back soon and see if you decided to guess, and if you did - I'll let you know if you got it right!

Be back soon!
Ester