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5 Shekel Coffee a Hit! Cofix Plans to Add Many New Branches in Israel

Cofix, a new discount coffee chain that has proven successful in Tel Aviv, is planning to open 50 more branches within the next 2 years, potentially 300 thereafter across Israel! The first 5, set to open in the next few months, will be located in Rishon L’Tzion, Givatayim, Netanya, and with 3 open(ing) in Tel […]

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Introducing “UP”: El-Al’s New Low Cost Airline

Yesterday, El-Al announced the launch of their new lost cost airline, “Up,” in an act to adapt to competing airlines’ low prices. This decision was in response to the low-cost airlines that have been flying to Israel extensively lately from Europe. The five destinations Up will fly to are Berlin (Germany), Prague (Czech), Budapest (Hungary), […]

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New Hotel to Be Built at Terminal 3 in Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv

The Israel Airports Authority has recently approved the construction of a hotel within Ben Gurion International Airport. As is customary, there are usually multiple hotels near an airport in order to accommodate flight crews, professionals, and tourists. This hotel will cater to the niche of tourists whose needs haven’t been met thus far– the people […]

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DEAL: Chicago — Tel Aviv as low as $639 Round Trip, incl. Taxes!

A great deal to Israel from Chicago! You can fly from Chicago (ORD) to Tel Aviv (TLV) for as low as $639 round trip, including taxes, during January-March of 2014! See the image below of a search we did using ITA Matrix Software for sample available dates. (We did this search based on flights for 8-15 […]

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5 New Unique Kosher Restaurants in Israel (Jerusalem, Herzlia, Ra’anana, and Moshav Bitzaron)

If there aren’t already enough restaurants in Israel to satisfy the Kosher foodie, here are 5 new ones to welcome into the mix! Each of these restaurants boasts a unique characteristic, from freshly-made pasta to a (new) old train station locale. Check ‘em out for yourself: La Pavée – (Jerusalem) A gourmet, Kosher L’Mehadrin French grill […]

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Ridiculously Awesome Doughnuts in Israel for Chanukah

By @AmySpiro, Israel correspondent Just about everywhere you turn in Israel during Chanukah you’ll encounter sufganiyot, or doughnuts. Supermarkets, gas stations, convenience stores, and yes, bakeries. And in all those places you can always pick up a powdered sugar-covered, strawberry jelly filled confection. Sometimes even chocolate or caramel filled too. But if you want to […]

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Le Méridien Dead Sea (Israel) Award Redemption as low as 2,000 SPG Points!

As some of you know, I'm always looking out for the best deals in Travel, especially as they relate to Jewish related Travel. I recently came across a post on Dansdeals that I immediately took advantage of.    Being a huge fan of Starwood hotels (and the SPG American Express card), I try and rack […]

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“Village Green” in Jerusalem [Review]

Text and photos by @AmySpiro, Israel correspondent People regularly ask me for restaurant recommendations for a birthday or romantic date in Jerusalem, or what my favorite eatery is. But I almost never answer, or give them the answer they’re looking for, for two reasons. Firstly, I cook at home much more than I eat out, […]

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Navigating & Kosher Options at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station

Article and photos by @AmySpiro On your trip to Israel, even if your home base is Jerusalem, chances are you’ll want to stretch your wings a little and visit the rest of the country. And unless you’re renting a car, you’ll probably end up at the Central Bus Station on Yaffo Road. It’s a busy […]

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“Babette”: A Waffle House in Jerusalem [Review]

By @AmySpiro, Israel correspondent I have a soft spot for restaurants that serve basically just one type of food (see Pasta Basta, for example). I guess it is because I assume that if you specialize in just one food, you must be pretty good at it. (I have since been proved wrong on this, but […]

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EL AL Faux Pas: Serving MEAT Meals During the 9 Days

One of our avid YeahThatsKosher.com readers arrived yesterday at JFK airport in NYC for her flight to Israel on El Al Airlines. She asked the check-in desk attendants about the kosher meals in-flight and was informed that her meal (and her friend's meal) was in fact a fleishig (meat) meal. While this may not be […]

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A Review of “Pasta Basta” in Jerusalem, Israel

Article and photos by @AmySpiro, Israel correspondent There are many restaurants that get their clientele from their locations on main thoroughfares. But it’s the ones hidden away from the public eye – and heard about by way of mouth – that often have the tastiest fare. Such is the case with Pasta Basta, a tiny hole-in-the-wall […]

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Open for Passover Kosher Restaurants [Jerusalem] 2012 – updated

It should come as no surprise that when most Jewish restaurants shut down for the week, the kosher capital of the world becomes the "Kosher for Passover" capital of the world. So whether you’re visiting for the holiday, a native Jerusalemite or driving in from elsewhere in the country, there is no shortage of places […]

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Israel Travel: Beautiful Haifa View of Mediterranean Sea and Bahai Gardens [Video]

This may be one of my most favorite lookout points in all of Israel, or in the whole world, especially with the beautiful Baha'i Gardens below. It's a site that can't be missed if you're touring Israel. [googleMap]map[/googleMap] I wanted to thank our sponsors for this Israel trip: ELDAN CAR RENTAL  

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Israel Travel: Rosh Hanikra [Video]

In my trip this past summer, I made sure to visit one of the most amazing locations in the country: Rosh Hanikra. It is rich in both history and beauty, and I highly recommend visiting the area when you're in Israel. [googleMap]map[/googleMap] I wanted to thank our sponsors for this Israel trip: ELDAN CAR RENTAL […]

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Flying via Amsterdam to Israel – Tips for your Stopover

Earlier this year, I flew KLM/Delta to Israel, with a nice 8+ hour stopover in Amsterdam. I liked this option as it gave me the opportunity to leave the AMS airport and explore the city. In the short time there I managed to figure out exactly how to (using public transportation only) get to the […]

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Taking/Renting a Cell Phone and Similar Devices to Israel

Traveling to Israel is something people do for vacation, business, visiting friends and family, as a student, or to attend a simcha. One of the things that nowadays is impossible to live without while traveling to Israel is your cell phone (mobile for you Brits and Aussies here). This is especially true if you get […]

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Israel & Switzerland Top List of Nations in Adventure Tourism Ranking

According to The Independent (original article), Switzerland and Israel topped the list of “Adventure Tourism”. Israel ranked top amongst “Developing Nations” (which is an odd placement if you ask me) and Switzerland topped the “Developed Nations” list. The 3rd annual Adventure Travel Development Index (ADTI) which ranked 195 countries, giving a score to each one […]

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Cinnabon is Opening a Kosher Shop in Tel Aviv!

If you’re like me, you drool every time you pass a Cinnabon shop in the U.S. The way those cinnamon buns smell and look make me hungry and want to skip lunch just to try them. So we’re excited to report that Cinnabon is opening a Kosher shop in Tel Aviv by Rabin Square at […]

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Roladin, Mamilla Mall, Jerusalem [Review]

Roladin is a delicious bakery/ restaurant/ cafe I had the opportunity of trying on a recent stay in Jerusalem. The restaurant is located at the Mamilla mall, near the Jaffa Gate of the Old City. The place is somewhat pricey for dairy, but well worth it. The restaurant offers a well lit indoor seating area, […]

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ISRAEL: Accepting More Cruising Travelers in 2011 than Ever Before

Cruising in general has become a huge fad in travel over the past few years since it’s affordable and is basically a hotel that takes you to various amazing destinations. It’s no surprise that Israel has become a hotspot for cruises this year to disembark… News from Israel’s Ministry of Tourism: Cruise travel to Israel […]

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6.3 Reasons to Visit Israel

I know that Israel turns 63 today, but putting together a list of 63 things is a daunting task. Maybe next year I’ll work on 64 things. And in no particular order… 1) The rich history – Jewish & non-Jewish, it happened here. The Torah / Bible? Yeah, most of that takes place here. The […]

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ISRAEL: Public Transportation Update for Pesach (Passover)

Israel’s public transportation system affects all in Israel, religious or not, since majority of the intercity systems (if not all) shut down for Shabbat and Holidays. The Israeli Railways system and the Egged Bus system have specific timetables set up so you’ll be able to navigate Israel before and after the chag. Just don’t get […]

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Jerusalem Marathon and Athletic High Performance Energy Gels

Almost ten thousand athletes from all over the world and Israel are converging on Jerusalem, Israel on Friday, March 25th, to participate in the first ever Jerusalem Marathon; these runners are redefining the term Aliya L’Regel.

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Tel Aviv Listed as #3 City to Visit in 2011 by Lonely Planet

We’re really excited by Lonely Planet’s pick of Tel Aviv as the #3 city to visit this year, albeit, we are not shocked. Tel Aviv is super cosmopolitan, culture-rich, bustling with day and nightlife, both modern and historical, and has places for us Kosher travelers to eat and enjoy Israeli / Middle Eastern cuisine. Please […]

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✈ Kathmandu, Nepal

Contributed by: Daniel Hofbauer | Last Date of Travel: November 2010 Kosher Info: The only kosher restaurant in Nepal is by the Chabad of Kathmandu (contact info below). They serve from late morning until the evening and the food is good. You can also cook yourself and just pay for ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised […]

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Netanya Kosher Food Festival: Aug. 17-19

The Kosher Food Festival will take place this year on the Argaman Boardwalk in Netanya on Tuesday – Thursday, August 17-19th, between 18:00-23:00 (6-11pm).

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JetBlue & EL AL Announce U.S. – Israel Interline Partnership

Hey guys, I just saw the following announcement online, and I was super thrilled! So, whatever your thoughts on JetBlue or EL AL, you can’t deny that this is extremely convenient, especially for those Americans who find that in order to get to Israel they had to fly to New York anyways. Now, it’s all […]

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Kosher Chinese Restaurants · 洁净中国餐馆 · מסעדות סיניות כשרות

There is now a silly tradition that many Americans hold Christmastime each year… to indulge in Chinese cuisine. Since the Chinese do not celebrate Christmas, like us Jews, their restaurants have no need to take a hiatus on Xmas day. In honor of this wacky tradition, we’ve compiled a list of Chinese restaurants (both sit-down […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina >> Focus on Kosher McDonalds

This is the only Kosher McDonalds in the world outside of Israel. Buenos Aires is known for it’s meat and the McDonald’s does not disappoint. Totally different flavors than what we’re used to in the U.S., but the kosher McDonalds is definitely worth the visit. What’s crazy about this place is that the Abasto Mall […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in Eilat, Israel

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be open this year on Chol Hamoed (intermediary days of Passover): Note: Israel is an interesting […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in Northern Israel

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be open this year on Chol Hamoed (intermediary days of Passover): Note: Israel is an interesting […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in Central Israel (Petach Tikva, Ramat Gan, Gedera, Modiin)

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be open this year on Chol Hamoed (intermediary days of Passover): Note: Israel is an interesting […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in Ra’anana, Herziliya, Netanya

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be open this year on Chol Hamoed (intermediary days of Passover): Note: Israel is an interesting […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in Tel Aviv / Yaffo

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be open this year on Chol Hamoed (intermediary days of Passover): Note: Israel is an interesting […]

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Open for Passover 2009 in Jerusalem

Jews the world over are traveling around to friends, family, or to new locations this Passover. While it is typically impossible to find kosher restaurants or eateries open for Passover, here are a few that I’ve found that will be open this year on Chol Hamoed (intermediary days of Passover): Note: Israel is an interesting […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Netanya, Israel

Contributed by: Linda Rosenberg Minkow | Last Date of Travel: November 2008 Kosher Info: Obviously, Israel abounds with kosher, delicious choices. All you have to do is make sure the restaurant has a Te’udat Kashrut (Kashrut Certificate) from the city’s Bet Din. Some places go above and beyond that, getting a certificate for Kosher L’Mehadrin, […]

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Cheap flights to Israel from U.S.

According to Vayama.com flights from Boston’s Logan Airport to Tel Aviv are under $900 which includes taxes and fees. This must be booked by Tuesday, December 2nd. Flights are on Alitalia, and I assume it’ll have a stopover in Italy. By booking your travel through sponsored links on Yeahthatskosher.com you are helping our website. Please […]

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Kosher Cruises to Israel

Flipping through the Jewish Press I came across an ad for Kosher Cruises. That didn’t catch my eye, but when I saw “First Ever Kosher Cruise to Israel & Egypt” I said wait… that’s cool. The cruise is Glatt Kosher includes stops in Naples, Italy; Athens & Rhodes, Greece; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Haifa & Ashdod, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Jerusalem, Israel

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Visit: June 2006 Kosher Info: As capital of the Jewish state, J-town is filled with kosher eateries in almost every neighborhood. City Center The Ben Yehuda area is filled with all kinds of kosher restaurants: Burgers Bar – amazing huge burgers and great potato cut fries Holy […]

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