Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



Welcome to Beitar!

Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Rav Shach. Igros Moshe. Baba Sali... Gedolim? Sure. Rebbi cards? Yes. They’re also streets in the Torah city of Beitar.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

shiur

 

AAll aboard! Everyone into the jeep. Let’s zoom… zoom… zoom away!

Hi, kinderlach. We’re going to the place where the Jews fought their last great battle against the Romans.

Yay, we’re going to Masada!

Nope! The final battle happened way after Masada’s fall, almost 60 years after the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed. Here we are. What does the sign say?

 

Beitar.

Hey, I remember learning about Beitar. It was where Bar Kochva fought his last battle on Tishah B’Av.

Moshe, you’re absolutely right! Have a cookie.

In front of us is the modern city of Beitar. It’s built on Bar Kochva’s Beitar. Today, it’s a city full of Torah, chesed, and yeshivos. I’ll drive slowly, kinderlach, so you can see the street names we pass.

We just passed Igros Moshe Street.

There’s Rav Shach Street.

Hey, the street names are the names on my rebbi cards!

Zeidy, everyone we’re passing is frum. Is the whole city frum?!

Just about, including the mayor and the entire city council!

Zeidy, can we drive up Daf Yomi Street?

Hey, what about us Sephardim? Don’t we get any street names?

You sure do, Ovadiah. Everyone hang on, I’m making a U-turn.

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


MM217
 
No Misunderstandings
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Hashem revealed the secret of a balanced life
What Was the Court’s Rush?
Yonoson Rosenblum The Democratic Party’s descent into madness
Survey? Oy Vey
Eytan Kobre How could YAFFED promote such a farce?
Filling the Void
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Jewish leaders don’t need to be declared or coronated
Top 5 Ways We Remember Our Rebbeim (and we love them for it!)
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin An ode to these pivotal people in my life
Hanging On in Newark
Rabbi Nosson Scherman Rabbi Nosson Scherman remembers the shul of his youth
A Fine Kettle of Fish
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The “minor” chasadim are often the most meaningful
The Next Hill
Jacob L. Freedman The look on Malachi’s face nearly broke my heart
Tradition and Modern Meet in One Long Dance
Riki Goldstein Fusing tradition and modernity comes naturally to him
A Playlist for Shabbos
Riki Goldstein What does Moshy Kraus sing at the Shabbos table?
With Flying Colors
Riki Goldstein My 15 seconds of fame on the Carnegie Hall stage
Full Faith
Faigy Peritzman With emunah, everyone’s obligation is the same
Speechless
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Silence isn’t always golden
The Only One
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Within every Jew is the flame of instinctive emunah