Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Tomorrow evening we are leaving the Galilee and heading towards the center of religious affairs, Jerusalem. My children will undoubtably have the same argument that they have whenever we start heading south, is it Jerusalem of Gold or Jerusalem the holy city. I explained to the that Jerusalem is a dussy word so you have to say eer hakoidesh like all national religious people when they are trying to sound dussy.

Dussy, for those who don't know, is being a dati with a sav. It's used for things that are "too frum", I have heard plenty of chilonical Jews using dussy words like tachlis and shabbos. It's a cultural thing. When they spell out dussy words they use a samech and some extra ayins so you don't confuse it with the Hebrew word of the same meaning with the sefardic pronounciation.

We have a big event planned, as the entire family in Israel (at least my side) will be in attendance for shabbos. On Friday I am thinking of going to Ein Parat, which is one of the rivers that flows out of the garden of Eden. It's just passed Maale Adumim in the direction of Ramallah.
On the way down we're stopping in Little America to visit my wife's relatives and some friends. Does anyone know of a Burger joint in ramat bet shemesh? I seem to remember hearing that they have the best burgers bar in the country.


Rafi G. said...

there is a Burgers Bar in Bet Shemesh, in the migdal hamayim neighborhood.
In Ramat bet Shemesh there is a place called Burger Grill.

Both are good. b'teavon.

rockofgalilee said...

which one is better?
If you could only have one which one would you go to?

rockofgalilee said...

also are they mehadrin kosher?

Rafi G. said...

both are mehadrin. I think Burgers Bar is better, but not by much..

Mike Miller said...

Burgers Bar in migdal hamayim (Bet Shemesh proper) is a little better, but not by much. On the other hand, if you're in a rush, or not sure where you're going, the place in RBS is much easier to get to (Road to RBS from 38, at the very end, on the corner).

Of course, you've problably left already, but I see my fellow RBS'er Rafi has given you good advice (I just wanted to add something, since I've never commented on your blog before, and this is something I know about ;) )