The elders of Israel at the Central Synagogue on Rabbi Tarpon Street in Bnei Brak led a protest on Saturday due to the city’s neglect of the community. Hundreds of people attended the protest in the city hall square, but there was not enough space. Rabbi Natan Ben Senor delivered a sermon, emphasizing the importance of the Torah community uniting to advance in Torah and to educate children. Rabbis and other communities attended the protest to show support, and after the ‘Blessing of the White’, a song broke out during the early Shabbat evening prayer. The community collectors expressed great satisfaction with the support received from the rabbis in the area. This action is the first step in the struggle to raise awareness for the Torah people and reach a permanent dwelling place for prayer in accordance with the works of the Torah. The community plans to extend their fight if a solution is not reached. There is unrest among the Torah people in the city, and they claim that their representatives in the national system have neglected the city. The community is requesting a fair distribution of leadership and management of the city.
After the reading of the elders of Israel: The congregation of the ‘Central’ Synagogue on Rabbi Tarpon Street in Bnei Brak took to the streets of the city on Saturday to protest and cry out for the city’s disregard for their plight, when for a long time the public representatives have not provided a solution for the members of the community.
The Shabbat reception took place with the majority of people, when hundreds of people from the community arrived at the protest tent which was too small to accommodate the crowds that stood in the city hall square. The echoes of the prayers and the cry “Amen Yaha Mayya Rabbah” echoed throughout the area.
The great Shabbat sermon was delivered by Hagaon Rabbi Natan Ben Senor, rabbi of the Or Chaim neighborhood and Rabbi of Benin Zion. At the beginning of his speech he emphasized the importance of the need for Torah people to unite in communities for their advancement in Torah and reverence for God and the enormous contribution that the community has to the education of the children. The Gabbad brought in the name of the Rabbi Abba Shaul ztzel that the Torah children should be in the leadership of the public, because only they can understand the importance of the needs of the Torah children and those who fear God.
After the prayer, rabbis and other communities arrived, who see eye to eye the plight of the Torah public in the city, whose souls have been torn apart by the municipality’s behavior towards this public in recent years.
The highlight was in the early Shabbat evening prayer, when after the ‘Blessing of the White’ a great song broke out and in the prayer: “One thing I asked from God, I will dwell in the house of God all the days of my life.”
The community collectors expressed great satisfaction with the great support they received from the rabbis of the communities in the area, who came to support and strengthen their hand in the struggle.
The Rabbis stated that this action is the first step in the struggle to raise the horn of the Torah people and reach an agreed upon solution and a permanent dwelling place for the Torah and prayer in accordance with the works of the Torah.
The date of the action was that after consultation with the rabbis of the city and the elders of Israel, it was decided that if a solution worthy of his name is not reached, the fight will be extended even against the representatives of the public in Jerusalem.
The current struggle comes when in the background there is unrest among the Torah people in the city of Bnei Brak, who claim that the city has been neglected by the representatives in the national system, and there is no real expression for over thirty percent of the city’s residents.
This community, which was incorporated recently, claims that it is time to reopen the old agreements and rotations for a fair distribution of the leadership and management of the city.