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Bnei Brak

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Bnei Brak

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Bnei Brak, also spelled Bene Beraq, is an Israeli city. It lies in the Gush Dan district of which Tel Aviv is the largest city, between Ramat Gan and Petach Tikvah.

The city is a major focus of chareidi Jewish life, and this article is thus mainly focused on such travellers, since for other travellers, Bnei Brak is not an especially interesting destination.

Get in[edit]

  • From Ben-Gurion Airport you are best off taking a taxi [price 37$]. It is possible to take buses, but there is no direct bus from the airport to Bnei Brak, so you would have to change buses in Tel Aviv or Ramat Gan. In that case, you could also take a train from the airport to Tel Aviv HaMerkaz (Central Station) and switch to a bus there.
  • From Tel Aviv, take Dan city buses 240 or 160.
  • From Jerusalem, take Egged/Dan intercity bus 400 from the Tachanah Merkazit (Central Bus Station), which leaves every 10 to 15 minutes, or take bus 402, which is faster and goes mainly through the chareidi neighborhoods of Jerusalem.

Get around[edit]

There are some city bus lines in Bnei Brak.

See[edit][add listing]

There is a Coco-Cola factory which is an interesting place to see. The facade reads "Coca-Cola" in Hebrew.

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are many Judaica stores. It is best to limit Judaica purchases to mezuzah covers (not parchments), candlesticks and artwork, which are not intrinsically religious unless you are qualified to judge the authenticity of an item. As in ALL shopping, let the buyer beware.

The charedi population in Israel is generally poorer than the rest of the Jewish population. Therefore the prices are lower, and you can often find better deals on all sorts of domestic items than elsewhere in the greater Tel Aviv area.

The first women only department store is located in Bnei Brak. For ultra-Orthodox women this a good place to shop since men are not allowed inside the store.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Worth a very big recommendation: the bakery on the corner of Rechov Rabbi Akiva and Rechov Rashi, on the side towards Rechov Chazon Ish. Their chocolate croissants are fantastic. And so is everything else there. And it's cheap also.

Drink[edit][add listing]

The local population is not in the practice of partying in the secular sense. If you are in town for the festival of Purim, or get invited to a wedding or other festivity, you can expect to have a good time, with separate dancing and the odd l'chaim (toast).

Sleep[edit][add listing]

viznitz hotel located in neve on

  • routes from rabbi akiva
  • 28 buses in hour routes 160,161,240,1,3,7

Get out[edit]

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