Bnei Brak: Maintain Tzniyus on Purim!


As Rosh Chodesh Adar and Purim are approaching, Bnei Brak Mayor Rav Yaakov Asher convened a meeting with City Hall officials and high-ranking police representatives, addressing the need to maintain order before, during and after Purim.

During the meeting, the mayor cited that the increased efforts by various agencies proved effective last year, and this year, he plans to expand that effort to additional areas of the city. He explained that in recent years efforts have been successful, especially last year, and he plans to once again prevent gatherings of teens around the city.

Police plan to deploy hundreds of additional officers to maintain order. In addition, the main thoroughfare, Rabbi Akiva Street, will become one way beginning on erev Purim, buses will be redirected and police will be out in significant numbers directing traffic patterns.

In addition, all stores will be compelled to close, including the kiosks and stands selling food and snacks. Stores remaining open past 10:00pm will be hit with heavy fines. Cars parked in restricted areas will be towed.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. Are you fully frum?
    Are you aware in the HOLY temple they built separate stands for the women during simchas beis hashoeivah?
    Are you aware there were appointed police/people to enforce non mingling of genders in the streets of Jerusalem during the chag of sukkoth?
    (this is not like those bad-at-heart evil empty people who use bleach in meah shorim)
    What problem do you have with this story?

  2. Reb Tuvia Goldstein ZTVK”L paskened that men can dress as women on Purim and I saw with my own eyes one of his talmidim completely dressed as a woman. (vehamyvin yovin).