Dec 8, 2006

a late night in Bnei Brak

Tonight I spent in Bnei Brak. I guess I really get around - last night in Jerusalem, tonight in Bnei Brak...

We had our daf yomi siyum for Masechet Beitzah in Bnei Brak. The guy who gives our daf shiur was finishing the daf cycle of shas with his chavrusa (they started learnign together after Beitza, so concluding Beitza for them was completing the whole cycle) and we had the siyum by his chavrusa's house in Bnei Brak.

Bnei brak is completely different than any place else. At nearly 11pm as we were leaving Bnei Brak back to Bet Shemesh, the streets are still teeming with people wandering around. Many people are doing their shabbos shopping, weddings and bar mitzvas are in full swing, people are just wandering around talking to friends. Traffic jams. People are outside with their kids. It is like the middle of the day in Bnei Brak. While in most other places things are winding down and getting quiet, in Bnei Brak it is picking up steam.

1 comment:

  1. Williamsburg is very similar.
    At 11:00 PM, people are strolling about as if it's the middle of the day. Every time I go it amazes me.


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