In 1924, the Israeli town of Bnei Brak ("Sons of Lightning") was founded just east of Tel Aviv. Bnei Brak is known as a center of Talmudic scholarship, and was home to the famed 20th century sages, the Chazon Ish and Rabbi Elazar M. Shach of the Ponevitch Yeshiva. Bnei Brak is mentioned in the Bible (Joshua 19:45), and is famous in the Passover Haggadah as the site of the all-night Seder of Rabbi Akiva and his colleagues.
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