Ever since we shared this Israel Substitution Guide, the one question we get asked all the time is how to order or find specific cuts of meat. 

Understanding how to get your favorite cuts of red meat in Israel is much more difficult than looking at the number chart.  The number system is how most Israelis order their meat and you can see an image like this in most markets.

israel beef number chart

Our friend, The Kosher Butcher's Wife, from South Africa, shares this more explanatory graphic with numbers and names for most common cuts.  Find her full guide kosher cuts of meat here. 

kosher cow forequarter

For the simplest method to understanding which cut of meat to order in Israel for the specific recipe you are trying to make we turned to our friend Marc Gottlieb, he made this amazing chart to help us all buy meat in Israel easily. 

This chart provides the Hebrew name, the Israel number, and the closest English equivalent for you to find the perfect cut of meat in Israel.  Remember in Israel every part of the cow is used, including many organs you might have never seen before on a menu, here you can find out what the Hebrew name is for EVERY part of the cow.

English Name of MeatHebrew Name in HebrewNumber

Beef Cheeks

בשר ראש

Basar Rosh

Beef Tendons

גידים

Gidim

Brains

מח

Moch

Brisket

חזה בקר

Chazeh Bakar

3

Chuck Cover

מכסה הצלע

Michaseh HaTzlah

7

Chuck Eye Roast

ורד הצלע

Vered HaTzlah

1A

Chuck Roast

צלעות, ריפען

Tzlaot, Rifaan

2

Diaphram

סרפת

Sarefet

Flank Steak

פלדה, כסלים

Pladah, Kislyim

Hanger Steak

נתח קצבים

Netach Kitzavim

Intestines

מעיים

Ma’ayim

Kidneys

כליות

Kalayot

Liver

כבד

Caved

London Broil

מכסה הצלע*

Michaseh HaTzlah*

7, 16, or 17

Lungs

ריאות

Rayot

Minute Steak Roast

צלי כתף

Tzli Katef

5

Neck

צוואר

Tzavar

10

Oxtail

זנב שור

Zanav Shor

Pancreas

לבלב

Lavlav

Petit Tender

פילה מדומה

Fillet Medumeh

6

Rib, Rib eye

אנטריקוטת, סטייק עין

Entrecote, Steak Ayin

1

Rump

שייטל, כנף העוקץ

Shaitel, Kanaf Haoketz

13

Rump Cap

צ'אך

Cha'ch, Pichana

Shank

שריר אחורי

Shrir Achori

18

Shin, Shank

שריר קדמי

Shrir Kidmi

18

Short Ribs, Plate

אסאדו, קשתית

Asado, Kashtit

9

Silver Tip Roast

כתף מרכזי

Katef Mercazi

4

Silverside

ראש ירכה

Rosh HaYerech (Yarcha)

19

Sirloin

סינטה, מותן

Sinta, Moten

11

Skirt Steak

חצאית

Steak Chatzait

Sweetbreads

שקדים

Shkeidim

Tenderloin

פילה בקר

Fillet Bakar

12

Testicles

אשכים

Ashchim

Thick Flank

ירכה

Yarcha

15

Tongue

לשון

Lashon

Top Sirloin

אווזית

Avazit

14

Topside

כף

Kaf

16

Tripe

קיבה

Kivah

Reprinted with permission from Marc Gottleib's Culinart Kosher

*London broil is really a method of cooking and not a cut of meat, although most kosher butchers in the U.S. sell it as a cut.  Marc explains it in more detail here, the chart includes his 3 suggestions for similar cuts that can be used in the Lond broil cooking method.