Tel Aviv District Local Customs

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Tel Aviv District Local Customs

  • Local Food

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

    Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app. For...

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  • Mimouna Celebrations

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

    The Mimouna is unique to Moroccan Jewry, and its festivities are celebrated by Israel's Moroccan Jewish community immediately following the conclusion of Passover. The community opens its doors to all who may decide to enter with warm hospitality and the entire following day is spent in celebration of friendship and peace. Tables are set with...

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  • Israeli Currency

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

    The Israeli Currency is NIS = New Israeli Shekel, in in short as we say Shekel. From time to time im updating here the Currency rates just to give an idea of the aprx current rate: If you must have an updated one then check it on the web. According to May 19th, 2007: 1 Euro = 5.5 Shekels 1 USD= 3.97 Shekels

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  • Language

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

    Your Own Pocket Concierge A new App that going to help to look the best places to be in the city! is called "Reserved" you can download it to your iPhone or android, it shows you the best restaurants and reserve table, explore the city nightlife bars, book a hotel room & flights, all of these in english and you can do it through the app. For...

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  • Independence Day

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

    This photo was taken in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on the eve of our Indepence Day (26.4). It shows part of a fireworks display and people watching it. We were celebrating 56 years since Israel was declared a state.

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  • Weather

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

    Here is some information about the weather in Israël. I went in august, when a heatwave was there. The temperature in Tel Aviv was then about 38 degrees Celcius, this is not normal for the end of august, it should be between 28 and 35 degrees Celcius at this time. But I got used to it though. In Jerusalem it was 37 degrees Celcius at that time, in...

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  • Phone Calls

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Local Customs

    Making a phonecall? Buy a phonecard at the local store. Just put it in and dial the landcode, arecode without a zero and the number. Calling in Tel Aviv? Area code is three. Furthermore just dial the number. At the tourist office at the main busstation of Tel Aviv you can get all areacodes of Israel.

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  • Succot Holiday Market in Bnei Brak

    Succot is one of the Jewish festive holidays celebrated in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which may fall either in September or October. One of the most important religious customs in Succot is saying the blessings on the "Four Species". These are the citron, palm branch, myrtle twigs and willow branches.The origin of this custom is the law mentioned...

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  • Soldiers everywhere

    Israel has mandatory military service for men and women. They enter after grade 12 from Highschool and get put into different units. Usualy only males carry guns but some females also carry large guns. The first time I visited Israel when I was 16, I came from Canada and had only seen a gun on tv or the kind the police carry. For first-time...

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  • "Do you have a gun"?

    This is a common question when you enter a mall as well as a search with a metallic wand (the kind the airport security use) as well as a baggage check. This occurs in every large shop or public place one wishes to enter. Israel has a strong visible security presence all over the country for obvious reasons.Sometimes they also frisk men and try to...

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  • Israelies are very friendly

    Travelers can instantly make friends as Israelis enjoy making friends from around the world and helping people. Do not be suprised if after you meet someone, they invite you to their family dinner the next day. Once I met a medical student on the beach asking for directions to a specific beach and he told me it wasnt a great beach and to come with...

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  • Why are you wearing that?!

    Israelies tend to be very blunt. I have seen strangers ask another stranger "why are you wearing those pants, they are really ugly". This statment does not get a positive reaction to which ugly-pant guy will respond its non of the mans business. The strangers will continue to quarell and yell at one another. I do not understand why some Israelies...

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  • Watch for people budging in line

    Apparently, people do not like to wait their turn or respect someone else who is the middle of being served. This is extremely rude and I do not tollerate it. (I am from Vancouver but live in Tel Aviv right now). Watch out for people budging in lines in the banks, supermarkets, government offices or just about anywhere. Another popular thing they...

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  • BBQ on the national park in Ramat Gan

    In Ramat Gan you will find a big park , near the zoo.You can find here places to sit and enjoy the sun or walking/running trails.A lot of people come here to a nice BBQ.

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