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Bnei Brak Erasing Zionism from Street Signs

No one expects the Arab city of Umm el Fahm to have a street names “Second Aliyah” but why does the Jewish city of Bnei Brak have to erase the name? Even “Jerusalem Street” is not Glatt Kosher.
Beni Brak wants to cleanse its street names of any hints of Zionism

Beni Brak wants to cleanse its street names of any hints of Zionism

Bnei Brak, Israel’s largest predominantly Haredi city, has announced it is cleansing its street names from any hints of religious Zionism in favor of names of Haredi rabbis, including Knesset Members whose  questionable contribution to the country consisted of pumping as much as the taxpayers’ money as possible into the coffers of Haredi yeshivas.

Mayor Avraham Rubinstein assured residents that they can voice their objections before the decision is carried out, and that the city even will inform relatives of those whose names no longer will appear.

For example, the street named after Moshe Sharett, Israel’s second prime minister, will disappear.

This is not the first time the city has removed a Zionist name. “Herzl Street” no longer exists. He was not only the founder of modern Zionism but also was fiercely secular.

But a wholesale removal of Zionist names in a city that was built by religious Zionists is another nail in the coffin for co-existence between Haredi anti-Zionists and secular and religious Zionists.

Kibbutz Galuyot Street, named after the concept of Israel’s being a collective society for Jews from the Diaspora, will be named after Rabbi Shalom Berman Street, who headed the Ponevezh Yeshiva.

Even Jerusalem Street is too Zionist for Bnei Brak, probably because Mea Shearim has not taken over the entire capital. The street now will be named after Shlomo Ungar, who also was head of a yeshiva.

Second Aliyah Street no longer will exist, and in its place, a street sign will read “Admor from Lublin.”

“Mother of Moshavot” Street will changed to “Rabbi Avraham Shapira Street,” named after a Haredi Knesset Member.

Religious Zionists are a dying species in Bnei Brak. One of them, a worker for the city, told the Hebrew-language newspaper Maariv, “Changing the names of streets named after religious Zionists who built the country and who were part of the reestablishment of Israel is tantamount to the expulsion of the remaining religious residents in the city.”

The announcement of the changes comes on the eve of Tisha B’Av, the day of mourning of the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples due to Israel’s sins, including self-hatred.

The news of the erasing of Zionist names in Bnei Brak is just what anti-Zionist non-Jews, such as the Iranian government, wants to hear.

Its government-controlled Press TV apparently has a “friend” among the Haredi anti-Zionist community in Israel because the Iranian media outlet gladly published the news on its front page Sunday.

It noted that Bnei Brak’s “majority…are Haredi Jews, most of whom oppose Zionism because of its secular orientation. They also believe it is forbidden for the Jews to rule in Palestine before the arrival of the messiah.”

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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20 Responses to “Bnei Brak Erasing Zionism from Street Signs”

  1. Ira Kurtz says:

    Kick their sorry asses back to Poland.

  2. Hey, fine, if they want to "erase" the "Zionist Government" from their city I propose that the "Zionist Government" erase the city from the country. Local governments depend on two sources of income:

    1) City taxes (Arnona).
    2) Government contribution.

    The population of Bnei Brak get all kinds of discounts (large families, low income etc) on the first and contribute very little towards the latter.

    Let's see how long they manage without the "Zionist Government"…

    By the way, I propose the exact same for Arab cities that oppose the "Zionist Government"…

  3. Dan Silagi says:

    If these Haredim living in B'nai B'rak want to "erase" zionism from the town, what the hell are they doing living in Israel? They should move somewhere else. Maybe Iran will take them.

  4. Yechiel Baum says:

    Correct! They should seek their own way of donations and not receive funds from the State of Israel and Jews Abroad. They should pay for fuel and security or otherwise move to Gaza. Bnei Brak is a suburb of Tel-Aviv within the State of Israel and they have no right to declare this suburb anything less but to conform to the rest of Israel otherwise, as Herzl declared the Jewish State, let these Charedim find another place to declare their own and move there. Also, for their visits to any other part of Israel, they would require their original passports say Germany, Egypt, etc just like any other foreigner. They are to be considered as chirstians and Arabs squatting in Israel like leaches.

  5. Alan Kardon says:

    First of all, they do not speak for me or Judaism. Let them use their own title when making such statements. Second let them also give up the financial support they receive from the "Zionists". Until then they can crawl back under the rock they came from and keep their comments to themselves.

  6. Roy Gordon says:

    these people are not b'nai yisroel ימ״ח שמם

  7. Eva Feld says:

    How about letting them find, fund and finance their own country, wherever and see how they would fare. Oh why not?

  8. The Haredi are destroying Israel from within. STOP PAYING THEM.

  9. Ch Hoffman says:

    Crazy bedbugs come in all religious stripes; these are home-grown Eretz Yisrael vermin.

  10. These people are parasites who bite the hands and the rest of the body and soul of the Jewish people who feed them. G_d resurrected the State of the Jews–not the Jews. He willed it as such–regardless of how it may conflict with whatever "religious truths" regarding the Messiah these pathetic, traitorous vermin proclaim. Boot them out of the country. They represent the pitiable ghetto Jew begging to still be victimized instead of what G_d had in mind when Ezekiel's prophesy came true in the wake of the Holocaust…the risen Phoenix of His people and nation a la the valley of the Dry Bones which Ezekiel foresaw. Expel them. They do nothing but bleed others and are a disgrace. G_d helps those who help themselves.

  11. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    The reason we're against the Zionist state is because we're not meant to have any state in exile. So "find, fund, and finance their own country' doesn't make sense.

  12. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    Even the most extreme Neturei Karta say that Zionists are still bnei Yisroel. So in saying that we aren't, you've just shown yourself to be worse than extremist Neturei Karta. Well done.

  13. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    Many of us were living in the land before Zionism was even thought up. Why should we have to leave to make you happy?

  14. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    Comparing the frum to animals… where did we last hear that? It resulting in 6 million of us being murdered.

  15. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    Woo. Keep paying them so that the Zionist state is (peacefully) destroyed quicker.

  16. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    Last time someone called us vermin, they murdered 6 million of us.

  17. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    I wasn't sure if I was reading someone talking about the Chareidim, or someone in Nazi Germany speaking about the Jews.

  18. Yaakov Chaim Slinger says:

    Someone non-religious doesn't speak for Torah Judaism.

  19. Edea Krammer says:

    Well, they have their rights to express what they believe is right and that’s one of many privileges the a human being can have… We're under the same sky! I don't know how that is difficult to understand for some folks out there. We're equal! We're the same species! If this is all about "who is the most primed being" I believe in some point that this world is better off without religion and beliefs…
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