Going to israel now and I will learn hebrew

my name is Josh brown and I am jewish. I will visit Israel and I am learning hebrew. does anyone have any good tips for me. any good restaurants out there? josh

December 18, 2018


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When I went to Israel, the places where I used Hebrew most were in restaurants and groceries. Everywhere else I (personally) went, they spoke passable English. So if your trip is soon, I would suggest learning restaurant vocabulary and perhaps vocabulary relating to shopping. In restaurants, the people I ordered my food from barely spoke any English. The same with the cashiers in groceries; however, it obviously depends on where you go, so you will likely run into a different set of people. For restaurants, if you go to Tel Aviv then I would suggest trying Burgers Bar. In Israel it's amazing. If you keep kosher, do not go to McDonalds/Burger King/Pizza Hut, etc. just because they are kosher there. There are so many good restaurants there, I would not waste a potentially amazing meal on them. (This is all opinion based and from my experience.) Have fun! I loved Israel and would LOVE to go back. The people are EXTREMELY nice and kind.

December 18, 2018

Where are you heading in Israel? Each city has its own gems... :D

December 19, 2018

If you don't keep kosher I strongly recommend Vitrina. It is the best burger in Israel and located in Tel Aviv.

December 20, 2018

I more than agree The Vitrina on Iben Gabirol (hope I spell that right) street and the one on Lilenblum street are the best burger places in Israel.

December 23, 2018

#so cool

December 18, 2018

Every week there is a FluenTLV event in Tel Aviv and it's a great way to practice your Hebrew (or any other language). The events are usually on Saturday nights, you can find more details on their website:

December 18, 2018

Every city region has it's own gems- and it's also depends what you like better. Most young folks speak and understand English. Older folks (45+) might not, but there are exceptions.

December 22, 2018

The majority of people in Israel speak English pretty well (or at least enough to communicate), especially in touristic places, and will be happy to hello tourists.

If you don't eat Kosher- the sky is your limit, Tel Aviv and the whole central district are loaded with great restaurants. If you eat Kosher you'll still find a lot of good restaurants, depending on when you're going. The big cities and especially Tel Aviv is where most and the best restaurants are located (with exceptions of course).

Here's a list of good restaurants in Tel Aviv:

Tel Aviv- Vitrina, Fat Cow, Port 19, America Burgers (burgers), Nam, Nithan Thai, Unami, Makong, Wok to Walk, Men Tenten, Deinings (Asian), Brasserrie, Nununu, גוצ'ה, Jeremiah, Miazaki, Cafe Noir, Joseph 'n' Sons, Montefiore Hotel, Elena (in The Norman Hotel), (all kinds) and many many many more

Don't hesitate to ask people on the streets for help- we are warm people, and we welcome tourists very well. Though you should beware not to be tricked by shopkeepers, taxi drivers and merchants, as they sometimes charge higher prices from tourists.

Have fun in Israel!

December 23, 2018
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