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Exotic delicacies in an unexpected place

I happened to be at a gas station in Modiin recently when I was approached by a man to come see his new halvah store.  I followed him to a small store that was packed with all sorts of foods that I never expected to see in one place.  Of course , there was halvah- lots and lots of halvah.



Some of the halvah is dairy and some is pareve.  Once you taste a sliver, you will be hooked.  I succeeded in only purchasing two flavors- Italian chocolate and espresso.  For the diet-conscious, there is halvah with no sugar- only artificial sweetener.


A new item for me was the fruit/vegetable “halvah” which is made with figs, carrots, or dates.


They also had one of my favorite indulgences: layered chocolate/nougat.


For those who support businesses in the Shomron, you can also purchase Meshek Achia olive oil and olives.


A treat I rarely see outside of the shuk, sultan and lokum or Turkish Delight can be found here as well in a myriad of flavors and colors.



There are also lots of cookies, chocolate covered nuts/jellies, and marzipan.

I am not sure why he decided to carry prune juice and cranberry juice, but I was happy to pick up a bottle as well.

This product was completely mystifying to me.  Chickpeas with a candy coating.  The store owner’s Hebrew wasn’t good enough to explain what was done to these chickpeas that made them edible and there weren’t samples, so I passed on this product for now.


Dulce de leche is my daughter’s favorite sweet.  Grab a bottle and you can make amazing sufganiyot.

I can’t imagine how sucralose fits in with the halvah theme, but the price can’t be beat- 20 shekels for 100 packets in a bag or 26 shekels for a box.

This product was the biggest surprise of all. I have one child (and husband) who fondly remember these crackers.  The price was better than the American stores and when I bought a pack of 8, he only charged me 30 shekels instead of 40.


The store is labeled as kosher.  As you can see, many of the products are not in their original packaging.  The owner will show you the kashrut certificates for each product if you ask.  One halvah has a rabbanut hashgacha and one has Chatam Sofer- I don’t remember the other products.

The store is located in Yishpru Center in Modiin.  Go into the Paz gas station and it is next to the Yellow store.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 am-8:00 pm and Friday from 8:30 am- 3:00 pm.

For more information, call 052-326-3269 or go to the store’s Facebook page or web site.

(I did not receive any compensation for this post)

Discounts for Modiin circus tickets from Rami Levy

Rami Levy customers can get tickets to the Modiin circus events for only 40 shekels each- the best deal I have seen so far:

For more information about the events, go to my previous post.

Recommended Sukkot Activity- Modiin International Circus Festival

From October 12-14 Modiin will once again host the International Circus Festival.  For three nights you can stroll through the parks and streets of Modiin and catch all sorts of free circus acts, magic tricks and all around entertainment while snacking on a myriad of foods for sale.  In addition, there are shows during the day for a fee which are also quite exciting.  There is ample parking on the outskirts of the city and shuttle buses running frequently in to and out of the performance area.

For more information, go to Modiinfo or the Modiinapp.

Discount tickets can be purchased from the following sites:

Isracard– 50 shekels per show.

Leumi card– Cabaret Circus Kibali tickets can be purchased for 56 shekels each.

Leumi card– Action Reaction Circus tickets for 54 shekels each.

Bravo– Action Reaction Circus tickets for 65 shekels each.

פסטיבל מודיעין הבינלאומי לקרקס בישראל

Free July events in Modiin, Kenyon Savyonim and Kenyon Kiryat Ono

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International Children’s Festival comes to Modiin 28 Nov 2013- 2 Dec 2013

Cinematheque’s favorite children’s festival is in Modiin right now.  There are a wide range of children’s movies and shows from all over the world.  To get more information, go to the Modiinapp web site.  While you are there, either download the app or print out the page to get a coupon to pay only 50 shekels for 2 tickets (regular price is 35 shekels).  If you have a membership to the Modiin Cultural  Center, you will pay 1+1 on tickets.


Discount Tickets for the Modiin International Circus Festival

I just posted about the Modiin International Circus Festival but now I want to tell you about discount tickets for paid performances.  Go to the previous post for a list of performances.

Rakevet Yisrael

Tickets cost 50 shekels instead of 80.  You have to present a train ticket from the same day to get the discount.

To get the discount, call HaCartis at 03-9666141 to order tickets for the show you want and tell the operator you want the “מבצע רכבת ישראל”- “mivtza rakevet yisrael”.

Be aware that the last train out of Modiin to Tel Aviv will leave at 11:03pm and the festival ends at 11pm.

Leumi card

You can get a 1+1 discount with Leumi card- click here to order.  Maximum 2 orders (4 tickets) per person.


The ticket seller’s web site shows discount for Yisracard holders (50 shekels with a code), Shufersal club members (35 shekels), and Yisrael club members (35 shekels).  Early bird discount for tickets- 60 shekels.

Visa CAL

Visa CAL has a 1+1 discount for two of the performances- Alice in Wonderland and Circus Q.  Click here to order tickets for 40 shekels each.

Cal Weekend - מופעים - מבצע 1+1 | סוף שבוע קלקרקס Q - פסטיבל קרקס מודיעין

Modiin International Sukkot Circus Festival 22-24 Sept 2013

When Modiin has a festival, you had better go.  Last year’s festival was a great success (we were there), with plenty of free circus shows in the evening to attract all ages, free bus transportation from a huge parking area and plentiful food (this year they are supposed to have sukkot as well).  There are also paid shows during the day in various arenas throughout the city.

Modiinfo has a great write-up about festival, including a description of all the shows, paid and free.

They also translated the schedule of events, which you can find here.

For a list of places to purchase discount tickets, click here.

תמונות המחשה לקרקס 2013 זמן קרקס

Freezee for 1 shekel! Expires 31 Jan 2013

Make sure to print out the whole coupon.  After clicking on it you’ll get the whole picture.  Then print the screen or use the snip tool to print the whole coupon with the text on the bottom.


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