Friday, October 19, 2007

Burger Deli

7 Marheshvan 5768

Burger Deli BurgerBurger Deli (Mehadrin, Glatt/Halaq) serves up a great burger, and is located at...

Shamgar Street 16, Shamgar/Romemah, Jerusalem

Opening Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 to 12 mid, Thurs 11:00 to 1:00 am

Delivery: 02-5003070

The owner recognizes that his customers prefer avodah ivrit, so that is what he provides. Unfortunately, he has come under criticism for his decision. We will refer you to those who morst qualified to present news and commentary on such issues, and simply encourage our readers to show their support for Burger Deli by patronizing their business, and letting them know they have your vote of confidence.

For a summary and commentary on Burger Deli in the news, please visit Ezra HaLevi's report, linked here on the Blog

Friday, October 12, 2007

Gush Etzion

Rosh Hodesh Marheshvan 5768

Thank you to a contributor from Northern Judea, often called (Gush Etzion or the Etzion Block), provides additions to our constantly growing list of avodah ivrit businesses:

Gavna - Massuot Yitzchak, Gush Etzion

Baruch Brenner - Binyan Olam

Kfar Etzion Auto Shop

Also, Bat Ayin must added to our list of avodah ivrit towns in Judea, which includes the previously mentioned Sde Boaz and Ma'aleh Rechavam.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ma'aleh Rechavam Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Hoshana Rabba 5768

From Israel National News:

Ma'aleh Rechavam Celebrates 6th Anniversary

( The hilltop community of Maaleh Rechavam, located near the Herodion in eastern Gush Etzion and just south of Jerusalem, will be celebrating the sixth anniversary of its founding Tuesday evening.

At 5:30 PM, a sunset tour of the area is being offered, at 6:30 PM the inauguration of a new central square is taking place and from 7:30 PM onward a barbecue and music will last "to the wee hours," according to residents.

Maaleh Rechavam is currently threatened with destruction by the Olmert government.

Min. Rachvam Ze'eviMa'aleh Rechavam is an Avodah Ivrit community in the Gush Etzion area of Judea. It is named for the murdered Minister of Tourism Rechavam Ze'evi (Moledet Party).

Like many towns in Judea and Samaria, Ma'aleh Rechavam incurs continued harassment from anti-Israel organizations.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Avodah Ivrit Supportive Towns

Sukkot 5768

There are some towns in Israel which encourage businesses to be Avodah Ivrit, some which only allow Avodah Ivrit into their towns.

Such towns include Yitzhar, K'far Tapu'ah, and the community of G'vaot Olam near Itamar in Samaria, and Sde Bo'az in the Gush Etzion area of Judea.

Building and agriculture are only two of the prospering local industries.

It is important to note that Sde Bo'az is a mixed religious and secular town which sets a great example for such cooperation and unity.

Unfortunately, Sde Bo'az is also one of the communities which has been under attack by neighboring Arabs and Israeli Leftists, who come to uproot Sde Bo'az's newly planted trees,...even on Tu b'Shevat, the Jewish New Year for the Trees.

Shilo has several residents who run Avodah Ivrit businesses, including some, but not all of the local vineyards. Shilo, like Hevron, is known for its artists as well. The attached communities surrounding Shilo, such as Ahiyah and Adei Ad are Avodah Ivrit oriented.

Surprisingly, not all communities within Judea and Samaria, for example, support and encourage Avodah Ivrit.

A few years ago, the town council of Ofra, to its credit, tried to encourage Avodah Ivrit within its community. Unfortunately, one of the residents who was renovating his house at the time, threatened to sue the town through the Israeli court system, and the Ofra Town Council decided to back down.

Several Ofra residents, and residents of neighboring Amona are involved with Avodah Ivrit-based businesses. We recommend that you support these businesses.


None of the above communities gave their permission to be included in this blog report.

Please submit any corrections and updates to the above report, as well as information above additional communities in Israel, via e-mail at

Kalba Savu'a Update

Sukkot 5768

כלבא שבוע

Kalba Savu'a, the mehadrin, meat restaurant, we reported on in the fall, 2005, moved about year and half ago.

It was embroiled in a challenge to its right to free speech, something which really does not exist in Israel anyway.

It used to be located on Yaffo Street, at the corner of Moriah Street, a half of a block up from Jerusalem's Central Bus Station.

It can now be found on Aggrippas Street 34, still serving its famous, reasonably-priced shawarmah. But they have added much to their menu, including traditional Bukhari Jewish dishes.

Bet Yosef
(Bet Yosef Mehadrin Kashrut Certification)