Love of the Land

For the week ending 20 February 2010 / 5 Adar I 5770

Kefar Hamesubim

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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At the Pesach Seder we recall in our Haggadah recital the Pesach Seder in which Rabbi Akiva and his colleagues in Bnei Brak spent the entire night relating the story of the Exodus from Egypt.

When a transit camp was established near Bnei Brak in 1950 to house newly arrived immigrants, it was named Kefar Hamesubim (Village of Those Who Sat) in honor of those Sages.

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