Well, there is a new slogan for the community of Betar – it is official. Previously, the large welcoming slogan under the village’s name was “Betar, the city of torah in the Judean Hills”. Today, the new slogan says, “Betar, the city of torah and chassidus in the Judean Hills”.
Indeed, many residents of the community are chassidim and the mayor is a Breslov chossid, it is now official, part of the community’s image and official slogan.
The mayor explains the decision to make the official change was prompted by complaints, but the real force behind inserting the word “chassidus” was the city’s Chabad shaliach, Rav Asher Lemel Cohen.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)