June 28, 2017     4 Tammuz 5777
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  City: Bnei Brak  

Region: Gush Dan / Coastal Areas

Location: 
located on Israel's central Mediterranean coastal plain, just east of Tel Aviv, in the Dan metropolitan region and Tel Aviv District.
   
Driving Directions to Bnei Brak:
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Cities/Town Near By:
Bat Yam, Giv'atayim, Herzliya, Holon, Kfar Saba, Kiryat Ono, Or Yehuda, Petach Tikva, RanannaRamat Gan, Ramat HaSharon, Rishon LeZion, Tel Aviv Jaffa

Population: approx. 147,100  
  
Modern Day History: Founded as an agricultural settlement in 1924 by Polish Chasidim, Bnei Brak, has remained a predominately ultra orthodox city and the largest ultra orthodox city in the world. Bnei Brak was officially declared a city by the State of Israel in 1950. 

Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz (known as the Chazon Ish) settled in the Bnei Brak in the early years which many feet has an major impact on the quick growth of the town. Other Torah giants that settled in Bnei Brak, establishing learning institutions that contributed to making the city a magnet for religous jews included: Rabbi Yaakov Landau, Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky ("the Steipler"), Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman (Ponevezher Rov) and Rabbi Elazar Menachem Mann Shach.

Biblical History: In Talmudic times, it was the seat of Rabbi Akiva's court (Sanhedrin 32b). Bnei Brak is mentioned in the Passover Haggadah as the place where Rabbi Akiva conducted a seder that lasted all night.

Near by Parks/Forests: Yarkon and Tel Afek National Park
  
Things to Do: Coca Cola Factory
 
Dining:
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Lodging: Many hotels are located in nearby Tel Aviv and sorrunding areas. 

Links of Interest: Coming Soon (links to other websites)

Places of Interest: Coming Soon (Tels, Forests, Parks, etc.)

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