Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Amazon Free Shipping to Israel - still available! PLUS suggestions

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Amazon!
FREE SHIPPING!
AMAZING!

 I actually really love the convenience of Amazon shopping - I always know up front whether I'm going to have to pay any additional fees upon arrival, because Amazon calculates it all before you check out. 

So - as long as your order doesn't exceed $75, you shouldn't have to pay anything extra. If it does exceed $75, Amazon will tell you BEFORE you pay exactly how much more to pay. And they will refund you the extra if they overcharge! It's the best!

So go ahead, order some of those things on your wishlist. I'd love to hear what you're ordering!


Here are some popular items that ship free to Israel:










Please note: not everything in these categories ships to Israel for free, and these are definitely not the only categories that are participating - just a round up of some of the popular items I'm hearing that people have successfully ordered (some of them I've ordered myself, too!).

I really hope this free shipping deal is here to stay!



Monday, November 11, 2019

Free Shipping to Israel from Amazon!

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Amazon announced a free shipping deal this morning, and I just had to share! I actually really love the convenience of Amazon shopping - I always know up front whether I'm going to have to pay any additional fees upon arrival, because Amazon calculates it all for you before you check out. 

So - as long as your order doesn't exceed $75, you shouldn't have to pay anything extra. If it does exceed $75, Amazon will tell you BEFORE you pay exactly how much more to pay. And they will refund you the extra if they overcharge! It's the best!

So go ahead, order some of those things on your wishlist. It's the right day! Click here to go to Amazon's free shipping to Israel page!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fave Restaurant Deals!

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Here are some GREAT Kosher restaurant deals for you! I know it's been a while since I posted so you may have thought I'd gone offline. I didn't. I just got overwhelmed with projects and had to take a break from blogging and deal hunting.

So here are some hand-picked deals for you today! If you're going to splurge, you might as well do with a deal, right? 

To the best of my knowledge, all of these restaurants are kosher, but it can't hurt to call and verify with the establishment before you purchase.


  • All you can eat sushi dinner, for 2, at Nagisa in Tel Aviv! Buy the voucher for 199 NIS today! Keep in mind: Reservations are required. Voucher is good till Dec. 30, 2019. Valid Sun - Thurs 12 noon - 7pm, Fri 12 noon - 3:30pm. Valid for sit down service only, and cannot be used on specials, combination meals, platters, and other select menu items. Check with your server before ordering that your order works with the voucher. Click here to buy the deal! 
  • Burgers for 2 at Picanha, in Raanana! Buy your voucher for 79 NIS today! Keep in mind: Reservations required (allow at least 3 hrs from the time of purchase before calling, for their system to update). Voucher valid thru Dec. 31, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - 9pm. Click here to buy the deal!

Enjoy! If you like these deals, be sure to share them with your friends and family! Friends don't let friends pay full price, right?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Recent food recalls

Please check out this latest recall!

Here are the details you need to know:

These batches of prepared salads may be contaminated with salmonella.

Product: Techina Levana
Brand: Maadanei Miki
Size: 250g
Barcode: 7290011993009
Use By Date: 27.9.2019

Product: Chumus Misadot
Brand: Maadanei Miki
Size: 250g
Barcode: 7290011993054
Use By Date: 22.9.2019

Product: Chumus Misadot
Brand: Maadanei Miki
Size: 3 kg
Barcode: 7290002399316

Use By Date: 15.9.2019

Product: Chumus
Brand: Rami Levi private label
Size: 1 kg
Barcode: 7290015642941

Use By Date: 20.9.2019

Product: Chumus with Green Schug
Brand: Rami Levi private label
Size: 400g
Barcode: 7290002372097

Use By Date: 21.9.2019

Product: Chumus with Shipka
Brand: Rami Levi private label
Size: 400g
Barcode: 7290002372103


Use By Date: 21.9.2019

Product: Chumus with Dua Spice
Brand: Rami Levi private label
Size: 400g
Barcode: 7290002372318


Use By Date: 21.9.2019

Product: Chumus
Brand: Rami Levi private label
Size: 400g
Barcode: 7290015642712


Use By Date: 21.9.2019

Product: Chumus Misadot
Brand: Rami Levi private label
Size: 250g
Barcode: 7290015642712


Use By Date: 22.9.2019

Product: Techina Levana
Brand: Rami Levi private label
Size: 250g
Barcode: 7290015642729


Use By Date: 27.9.2019



These products are being removed from store shelves in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.

Consumers who have purchased this product are instructed not to eat it. If you have any questions, call the customer service number listed on the package.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Summer Savings!

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Summer Fun Deals - everyone's asking about them!

This post is a round-up of my favorite summer fun deals available at discount prices on Groo - Israel's most popular group buy site!

Here are some of the great deals I've found! Check 'em out, and buy your tickets before they get sold out! I'll keep adding deals to this post as I find them.

NEW!! Paintball Golan - Get your discount tix for 79 NIS (78 NIS if you hurry!) instead of 100 NIS! Reservations required. Min. 6 players, max. 100 players. Redeem Sun - Fri, within 60 days of date of purchase.

NEW!! Galei Yam Water Park in Haifa - Get a discount ticket for 55 NIS (regular price is 70 NIS)! Good thru the end of September, weekdays only (not valid on Shabbat and Holidays). An excellent way to cool off!

NEW!! Chamei Teverya Mineral Springs - get your discount tix starting at 59 NIS (midweek). Fridays are 69 NIS, and tickets for 2 are also available.

NEW!! Ein Yael family fun package for just 39 NIS! Reserve your spot in advance on their website! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase, and can be redeem Sun - Thurs, 10am - 5pm and Fri 10am - 2pm.

NEW!! Ein Yael experience (includes workshops and a hike and all sorts of good things) for just 19 NIS per person!

NEW!! Want to pick some fruit? Check out this deal for Kesem Hapri in the Golan - Ride the Fruit pickers' train, pick and eat fruit, etc... Pay extra for what you take home. 25 NIS for one person, 49 NIS for 2, or 119 for a 5 person family ticket. Reservations required.

Shefayim Water Park - get your discount tix for 79 NIS instead of the regular price of 125 NIS!  Voucher valid thru Oct. 1, 2019 between 9am - 5pm (the slides etc close half an hour before closing time). They recommend you call or check the website for schedule changes before coming. Limit one voucher per person.

Igudan Visitors' Center, Rishon - get your discount tix for 10 NIS (reg. price 15 NIS)! You must reserve your tour in advance - dates and times are listed in the deal

Amishav Pool (Petach Tikvah) - 12 entries for 299 NIS (Sun-Thurs). If you want to be able to go any day of the week, buy the deal for 399 NIS for 12 entries. You can share this kartisiyah with others. Good thru October 31, 2019

Kayaking at Jordan River Rafting - 49 NIS per person! Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2019. Reservations required.

Indi Park at Yesod HaMaaleh - this deal gets you an all inclusive pass to the park. Includes a boat ride, bike riding, workshops, rides and other attractions, and a slushie! There are blackout dates, so please check carefully before you buy! The ticket is admission for one person, and costs 86 NIS, or choose the family ticket for 4 people, for 336 NIS. Definitely a great discount! Highly recommended!

Yamit 2000 water park - For June admission, 79 NIS for one ticket, or family ticket (4 people) for 309 NIS. For July admission, the deal is 81 NIS for one ticket, or a family ticket for 320 NIS. Check dates carefully before you buy! Does not include admission to the spa - you can upgrade at the park.

Biblical Museum of Natural History - the discount is back! Get your single ticket for 20 NIS (19 if you hurry!), or a family ticket (5 people) for 95 NIS. I haven't been there, but I've heard great things abou this place! Good thru the end of August - reservations are required.

The Valley Museum and John Deere exhibit - get your discount tickets for 20 NIS (admission Sun- Thurs), or a family admission (4 people) for 79 NIS. Good thru the end of September.

Neot Kedumim - get discount admission here - child tix for 17 NIS, and adult tix for 20 NIS. Valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Be sure to print your vouchers!

Spend a day at the Hamat Gader Hot Springs - ticket options include Sun-Thurs passes for 79 nis, or Fri-Sat passes for 89 nis. If you want to eat at the restaurant, you can choose a pass that includes lunch. There are also passes that include massages.

VR games at Laser Street in Raanana - for just 15 NIS! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. No limit to the number of games you can purchase at the discount price!

Jordan River Kayaks - for 55 NIS per person! (you can also choose a ticket for 2 for 105 NIS, or for 4 for 205 NIS)

Laser Tag and 7D movie at the Dead Sea Leonardo - get a 4 person ticket for 250 NIS! Reservations required.

These deals are a great start - I will keep updating the post to expand the options! Bookmark this page and come back often!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Amazing Restaurant Deals - Jerusalem & the Merkaz

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

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!

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 I am so excited that there were so many new deals this week - you definitely need to check this list out if you are planning to eat out! Also, be sure to check the Facebook group so you don't miss out on new additions all the time!

The Whole Country:

Olive Oil deal from Meshek Aloni - delivery is not included in the deal. 2 liters for 79 nis, or 4 liters plus a jar of olives for 144 nis.
Or this olive oil deal from Meshek Achiya - 5liters plus 250 mk bonus bottle, for 199 nis plus shipping!

Handmade Chocolates from La Poem. Delivery available throughout the country. Various gift packages available for 40-52% off!

Pizza Hut: Get this voucher for a personal pizza and a soft drink, for 25 NIS. Valid at almost any Pizza Hut in the country. (Not valid in Umm Al Fachem and Tira. At Malcha, only valid at the taken-away counter). Voucher valid thru Aug. 30, 2019 

BONUS DEAL! Cherry Picking - at Odem - 18 NIS per person (family deal available, too!) or at El-Rom for cherries and berries for 18 NIS per person!


Jerusalem and nearby:

Dinner for 2 at Montefoire (Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem), for 229 nis (or 259 nis for the premium deal). Voucher valid thru July 31, 2019. Be sure to show your voucher before you order. Cannot be combined with other deals. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 8 pm, and Fri, 11 am - 2 pm. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per couple. Max 6 diners at a table. Anyone in your party without a voucher will be required to order a main dish off the menu.

Dinner for 2 at Agas V'Tapuach (Jerusalem), for 129 NIS! Voucher valid thru Sept. 26, 2019. Redeem 5-10:30 pm. Reservations required. Max 2 vouchers per table.

Breakfast starting at 19 nis for a dessert-style breakfast, or 35 nis for one (65 for 2) for a full breakfast off the menu at Cafe Gourmand (at the Shani Hotel) . Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8am - 2:30pm, and Fri, 8-11am (dessert breakfast ends at 1:30pm Sun- Thurs). Reservations required.

Breakfast buffet at the TRYP Batsheva Hotel by Wyndham - 69 nis for 1, 135 nis for 2! Voucher must be redeemed by August 31, 2019. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person. Anyone age 2+ must have a voucher.

Workshops (meat cooking/butchery) at Ktzizot - including a "Carnivore's meal" and a glass of wine, for 139nis! Voucher 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.

Pescados also offers an "Italian Chef's Dinner for 2" deal - Italian meal for 2 for 189 nis (normal price 403 nis)! There's also a less pricey option - choose a meal that normally is priced at 282 nis, for just 155 nis! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required (some blackout dates may apply). Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - midnight, and Sat nights from when Shabbat ends until midnight.. Limit one voucher per couple, and limit 2 couples with vouchers per table.

Half off cheese platters at Maccabi Gvinot in Givat Shaul (mehadrin) - choose a 2 kg platter for 149 nis, or a 3 kg platter for 219 nis. Voucher valid thru July 11, 2019. Place your order a day in advance, and pick up in Givat Shaul, Mondays or Thursdays. Blackout dates apply. Bring your printed voucher!

La Bonita chocolates, Givat Shaul (Badatz) - choose your gift package, starting at 25 NIS! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase (blackout dates apply). Limit one voucher per person.

Sheyan Asian restaurant (Rechavia) - 249 NIS for a two person meal. Voucher valid thru Sept. 26, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thyurs, noon - 3 pm, 6-11pm, and Sat. nights from one hour after Shabbat ends until 11pm. Reservations required. Max 3 vouchers per table. If anyone at your table does not have a voucher, they will be required to place a min. 130 NIS order off the menu. Voucher not valid on sushi deals.

Steak dinner at Hakatzavim (Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem) - Steak dinner - choose your deal - 85 NIS for one person, or 165 NIS for 2 people, or a Meat Platter dinner for 2 for 179 NIS. Voucher valid thru August 10, 2019. Redeem Sun - Wed, noon - 11pm, Thurs noon - 1 am, Sat. nights from one hour after Shabbat until 1 am. Reservations required on Wed & Thurs, and highly recommended at other times. Limit one voucher per person/couple. Max 2 couples' vouchers per table. Any member of your party without a voucher will be required to place a min. 80 NIS order. 

Japan Japan (Jerusalem - new branch on Derech Hebron) - Get a sushi roll for 20 NIS! Voucher valid thru Sept. 26, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 11 pm, Fri 11am - 3pm, and one hour after Shabbat until 11:30pm. After 6pm, valid only for Take Away. Max 3 vouchers per person per day.

The Merkaz (Tel Aviv and nearby):


Sushi Platters from Oshi Oshi Sushi (Rechovot) - get a sushi platter (12 rolls) for 199nis, or the premium platter for 219 nis! Voucher valid thru July 31, 2019. Order your platter at least 3 hrs in advance of pick up. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11 am - 11 pm, Fri 11 am - 3 pm, and Sat nights from half an hour after Shabbat until 11pm. Valid only at the Rechovot branch, and on at the Nes Tziona branch on Fridays. Limit one voucher per person per visit. No substitutions.

HaChomah Hasinit (The Great Wall of China) (Tel Aviv) - dinner for 2 for 109 nis or the choose an upgraded dinner for 2 for 169 nis! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30am - 11 pm, Fri 11:30 am - 4 pm, and Sat. nights until 11pm. Reservations required for parties larger than 6 people. One voucher per couple. Valid for sit-down service.

Nagisa (Tel Aviv)- Sushi platters starting at 169 nis. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchaseRedeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, noon - 6 pm, and Fridays noon - 5 pm. Call in your order for a platter at least 3 hrs in advance. Delivery not included.

Alfredo (Petach Tikvah) - Israeli breakfast deals - 45 NIS for 1, 84 NIS and up for 2. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase, blackout dates may apply. Redeem Sun - Fri, 9 am - noon. Limit one voucher per person/couple. Max 3 vouchers per table.

Chachapurix (Tel Aviv, Georgian food) - 49 NIS for one person, or 95 NIS for 2, for a traditional Georgian meal. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11am - 7pm, Fri 11am - 4pm. Limit one voucher per person or couple.

Chumus Shaykele (Mehadrin, Rishon) - 25% off chumus vouchers. (starts at 9 NIS). Voucher valid thru July 30, 2019. Takeaway only. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 10 am - 4pm and Fri 9 am - 2 pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Hamikdash in Kfar Saba - Meat platter meals for 2, starting at 229 NIS or for 4 starting at 449 NIS. Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon -10 pm, and Fri noon - 3:30pm. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per couple/group of 4. Anyone in your party without a voucher is required to place a min. 150 NIS order from the menu.

Chef Kabob in Rishon - Dinner for two starting at 109 NIS. Voucher valid thru July 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, noon - 11pm, Fri 11am - 4pm, and Sat nights till midnight. Limit one voucher per couple. Max 2 vouchers per table. 

Little Naples, TLV  (mehadrin  - Machpud) - Italian meal for 2 starting at 69 nis! Voucher valid thru July 15, 2019. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Redeem Sun-Thurs, noon - 6 pm, when space is available.

Pita specialties at HaShamen in Rechovot - starting at 29 nis! Voucher valid thru Aug. 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30am - 11 pm. Valid only the Rechovot location.

Deli Sandwiches at Bis Bis (Rothschild, Tel Aviv) for just 15 nis (reg. price 26 nis). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Valid for sit-down service or take out. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs, noon - 5 pm. Limit one voucher per person.

Discount vouchers for takeout food for Shabbat from Le Folie's Restaurant in Tel Aviv. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Redeem on Fridays from 8:30 am - 2pm, for self pick up only. Limit one voucher per person.

Get a 50 shekel voucher for just 25 shekels, for your purchase of vegan cheeses from The Nuts Chef! Pick up from their store in Rosh Ha'Ayin or Namal Tel Aviv. Limit one voucher per purchase. Voucher valid for 5 years from date of purchase.

Paradiso Cafe in Sarona Market - buy one get one free breakfast deal (79 shekels for breakfast for 2!). Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11am - 1pm, Fri 9-11am, and Sat. nights till 11:30pm. Voucher valid thru July 28, 2019. Max. 2 vouchers per table. Anyone at your table without a voucher will be required to place an order from the menu.

Sushi Platters from Tampopo Sushi Bar (Tel Aviv) - 40 pcs. for 99nis, 64 pcs for 169nis, or 96 pcs for 199nis! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Order your platter at least 2 hrs in advance of pick up. Delivery is available for an additional charge. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11:30 am - 11 pm, and Fri, noon - 3 pm.

Brunch at the Hilton (Tel Aviv) - 89 NIS per person. Voucher valid thru Aug. 1, 2019. Reservations required. Redeem weekdays 7am - noon, or Shabbat 8am - noon. Limit one voucher per person. Max 10 per table. Be sure that everyone has a printed voucher. NOTE: menu on Shabbat is different from the rest of the week

Hagrill Halohet (Tel Aviv - Badatz hechsher) - dinner for 2 for 99 nis (premium package is 165 nis). Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 11am - 2am, and Sat. nights, from one hour after Shabbat until 2 am. Limit one voucher per person.

Souvlaki (Netanya) - Greek food for 2 for 219 (reg. price 432 nis). Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase (blackout dates may apply - such as New Year's Eve). Redeem Sun - Wed, 11am - midnight (last arrival 9pm), Thurs, 11am - 7pm, Fri, 11am - half an hour before Shabbat starts, and Sat. nights, from half an hour after Shabbat until midnight. Max 3 vouchers per table. Reservations required. Anyone at your table without a voucher is required to order a main course off the menu.

Sushixi (Rishon) - Asian-style meal for 2 for 79 nis! Voucher valid thru July 15, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 3 pm - 9:30 pm, and Fri 10 am - 3 pm. Limit one voucher per couple. Or, choose the party platter deal - get an 80 piece platter for 209 nis (regular price 350 nis)!

Cafe Greg, Givatayim (mehadrin) - eat out for 2 for 119 nis. Voucher valid thru June 30, 2019. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8 am - 10 pm, and Fri. from 8 am - 2 pm. Good only at the Givatayim location. Limit one voucher per couple.

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 one voucher per person.

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.

Lechem Basar, Netanya (mehadrin) - Dinner for 2 for 299 nis. Valid Sun-Thurs, 12:30 pm -11:00 pm. Reservations required. Valid thru June 30, 2019. Blackout dates may apply.

Lechem Basar, Herzliya (mehadrin) - Dinner for 2 for 299 nis. Valid Sun-Thurs, noon - 7 pm, and Sat. nights till 11pm. Reservations required. Valid thru July 30, 2019. 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.

Shabbat Takeout from Viki in Netanya - half price vouchers (pay 30 NIS for a 60 NIS voucher)! 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 (including indoor pool) for the rest of the day! 160 NIS for 1 person/319 NIS for two. 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 vouchers per table. Show your voucher before ordering. Use your voucher Sun - Fri, 8:00 am - noon. Valid thru July 30, 2019.

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 blackout dates apply. 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 July 30, 2019. Redeem your voucher Sun - Thurs 6:30 am - 10:30 am, and Fri 6:30 - 11:00am. Reservations required. Limit one voucher per person or couple.

If you didn't find the restaurant you were looking for, be sure to check out additional deals at eLuna - click here for info!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Orlah Update: Sivan 5779

Here's the latest Orlah update, so you can shop for fruit in Israel with confidence!

If you haven't seen the Kashrut for New Olim post 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 Sivan 5779

Fruits to AVOID buying without a teudah:
  • Avocado - Haas and Reid varieties
  • Blueberries
  • Peach (Omer, White Lady, Sperling, Yellow with pink)
  • Grapefruit (White)
  • Olives for curing
  • Olives for oil (Barnea)
  • Lemon
  • Apricot (large red. Ra'anana)
  • Nectarine (Red, White, Gali-Binyamina, Snow - white with red speckles, Yellow)
  • Grapes - SBS 125+, oval green grapes, red, dark red, Big Pearl green varieties
  • Pitaya
  • Papaya
  • Prickly Pear (Sabra Fruit)
  • Plum - large yellow, green-yellow
  • Oranges - Choice Valencia
  • Starfruit
  • Passionfruit
  • Almonds
  • Figs


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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Monday, June 17, 2019

Deals: Save on Summer Fun!

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Summer Fun Deals - everyone's asking about them!

This post is a round-up of my favorite summer fun deals available at discount prices on Groo - Israel's most popular group buy site!

Here are some of the great deals I've found! Check 'em out, and buy your tickets before they get sold out!

NEW!! Ein Yael family fun package for just 39 NIS! Reserve your spot in advance on their website! Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase, and can be redeem Sun - Thurs, 10am - 5pm and Fri 10am - 2pm.

NEW!! Ein Yael experience (includes workshops and a hike and all sorts of good things) for just 19 NIS per person!

NEW!! Want to pick some fruit? Check out this deal for Kesem Hapri in the Golan - Ride the Fruit pickers' train, pick and eat fruit, etc... Pay extra for what you take home. 25 NIS for one person, 49 NIS for 2, or 119 for a 5 person family ticket. Reservations required.

Shefayim Water Park - get your discount tix for 79 NIS instead of the regular price of 125 NIS!  Voucher valid thru Oct. 1, 2019 between 9am - 5pm (the slides etc close half an hour before closing time). They recommend you call or check the website for schedule changes before coming. Limit one voucher per person.

Igudan Visitors' Center, Rishon - get your discount tix for 10 NIS (reg. price 15 NIS)! You must reserve your tour in advance - dates and times are listed in the deal

Amishav Pool (Petach Tikvah) - 12 entries for 299 NIS (Sun-Thurs). If you want to be able to go any day of the week, buy the deal for 399 NIS for 12 entries. You can share this kartisiyah with others. Good thru October 31, 2019

Kayaking at Jordan River Rafting - 49 NIS per person! Voucher valid thru Oct. 31, 2019. Reservations required.

Indi Park at Yesod HaMaaleh - this deal gets you an all inclusive pass to the park. Includes a boat ride, bike riding, workshops, rides and other attractions, and a slushie! There are blackout dates, so please check carefully before you buy! The ticket is admission for one person, and costs 86 NIS, or choose the family ticket for 4 people, for 336 NIS. Definitely a great discount! Highly recommended!

Yamit 2000 water park - For June admission, 79 NIS for one ticket, or family ticket (4 people) for 309 NIS. For July admission, the deal is 81 NIS for one ticket, or a family ticket for 320 NIS. Check dates carefully before you buy! Does not include admission to the spa - you can upgrade at the park.

Chof Gai Water Park - Get a discount ticket for 79 NIS (regular price is 119 NIS)! Good thru the end of June ONLY. An excellent way to cool off in the Kinneret area!

Biblical Museum of Natural History - the discount is back! Get your single ticket for 20 NIS (19 if you hurry!), or a family ticket (5 people) for 95 NIS. I haven't been there, but I've heard great things abou this place! Good thru the end of August - reservations are required.

The Valley Museum and John Deere exhibit - get your discount tickets for 20 NIS (admission Sun- Thurs), or a family admission (4 people) for 79 NIS. Good thru the end of September.

Neot Kedumim - get discount admission here - child tix for 17 NIS, and adult tix for 20 NIS. Valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Be sure to print your vouchers!

Spend a day at the Hamat Gader Hot Springs - ticket options include Sun-Thurs passes for 79 nis, or Fri-Sat passes for 89 nis. If you want to eat at the restaurant, you can choose a pass that includes lunch. There are also passes that include massages.

VR games at Laser Street in Raanana - for just 15 NIS! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. No limit to the number of games you can purchase at the discount price!

Jordan River Kayaks - for 55 NIS per person! (you can also choose a ticket for 2 for 105 NIS, or for 4 for 205 NIS)

Laser Tag and 7D movie at the Dead Sea Leonardo - get a 4 person ticket for 250 NIS! Reservations required.

These deals are a great start - I will keep updating the post to expand the options! Bookmark this page and come back often!

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