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Yerushalayim Streets to Be Named After Gedolei Torah and Rabbonim

Jerusalem’s Street Name Committee, headed by Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky, approved naming several streets around the city after gedolei Torah and rabbonim.

Two of the city’s newly named streets will be called after HaRav Yitzchok Kulitz and HaRav Shalom Mashash zt”l. According to the decision, two adjacent streets in the Emek Arazim neighborhood, which is currently in late planning stages, will bear the names of the two rabbonim, who served side-by-side in the city rabbinate.

In another neighborhood a street will be named after HaRav Yitzchok Flekser, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Sfas Emes in Jerusalem, as well as a street named after the mekubol, HaRav Yitzchak Kaduri zt”l.

The committee’s decisions follow other decisions to name new Jerusalem neighborhoods after gedolei Yisroel. For instance, several months ago the committee approved giving a neighborhood in Emek Arazim near Har Chotzvim a name that commemorates HaRav Shach zt”l, and a neighborhood named in honor of HaRav Ben Tzion Abba Shaul zt”l is slated for construction at the Pi Glilot site near Har Nof.

In order to accelerate the implementation of the street- naming procedure, the Mayor set up another advisory committee whose task will be to streamline the work of the committee, process the list of approved street names and speed up their final location if necessary.

(Yechiel Sever for Dii’ah veDibur)

4 Responses

  1. This is a great first step. If we also only get the streets currently named after non-religious and anti-religious people to be changed to reflect religious sensibilities, that would be grand.


  2. the un human rights commssion will complain.

    solution — sadam hussein street — IN the garbage dump!!!
    yassir arafat street — on shimon peres’s block (not bet hanassi — but rather where his “owned” home is!

    another approach — what about wives of the gedolim or other “gedolot”)

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