Maranan verabonon, the gedolei Yisroel have
issued a special memorandum requesting community support for
the new Nachlas Shraga project in the city of Elad.
In their letter, maranan verabonon stress the
uniqueness of this new project, built al taharas
hakodesh especially for bnei Torah, yerei'im
ushleimim. The project is named after HaRav Tzvi Shraga
Grossbard, zt"l illustrious leader and spearhead of
Torah chinuch in Eretz Hakodesh, who regarded it as a
sacred duty to establish chareidi communities and
neighborhoods for bnei Torah throughout the
Elad is preferred by many bnei Torah because of its
location and attractive environment. However, apartment
prices have risen lately. As a result, a group of
askonim with the blessings of the gedolei
Yisroel undertook to find a way to lower apartment
prices. With the encouragement of the moro de'asra
HaRav Shlomo Zalman Grossman and the guidance of Deputy
Mayor Rabbi Yaakov Asher, the group has indeed managed to
lower prices considerably.
The reduced prices of apartments in Nachlas Shraga do not
come at the expense of quality construction. The
neighborhood will be built by the Cement-kal company, which
has considerable experience with building projects
throughout the country. The neighborhood will be situated
opposite the Yotzei Slobodke compound and near the Avnei
Nezer neighborhood headed by HaRav Yosef Binyomin Wosner in
advanced stages of building.
Nachlas Shraga is intended for avreichim meticulous
in mitzvah observance. In order to preserve the character of
the neighborhood, the gedolei Yisroel have instructed
the rabbinical committee responsible for acceptance of
residents to the community to be strict in their
HaRav Dovid Yitzchok Grossbard, rosh Kollel HaRan in
Elad and Deputy Mayor Rabbi Yaakov Asher recently visited
the gedolei Yisroel along with the project directors.
They were warmly welcomed by the gedolei Yisroel who
are very pleased with this successful new low-cost project
for bnei Torah. They blessed the askonim with
success in all of their endeavors.
In their letter of brocho written by HaRav Moshe
Shmuel Shapira, maranan verabonon note that they are
pleased with the fact that the project is named after HaRav
Tzvi Shraga Grossbard, who was dedicated to Torah education.
HaRav Shapira blesses the originators of this project that
had been founded with the support and blessing of Maran
HaRav Eliezer Menachem Shach, shlita.
HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv warmly welcomed the delegation
and signed HaRav Shapira's letter. He said that he was very
pleased with the founding of a community al taharas
hakodesh for bnei Torah. He also said that this
community would surely strengthen and influence the entire
HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman also signed the letter, and
expressed his amazement over the rapid development of Elad
and its Torah institutions, and especially over the up-and-
coming project which will increase kevod Shomayim.
HaRav Shteinman especially thanked Rabbi Yaakov Asher for
his dedicated efforts on behalf of Elad and the new
HaRav Tzvi Markowitz thanked the moro de'asra and the
local activists -- especially Rabbi Yaakov Asher -- for
their efforts to expand the borders of kedushoh in
HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, one of the spiritual directors of
Elad, said that he is very pleased with its rapid
development and the flourishing of its Torah institutions.
He also signed the letter.
Rabbi Yaakov Asher told Yated Ne'eman that he has
been accompanying the Nachlas Shraga project since its
inception, and that it is without a doubt the most
attractive project of the bnei Torah community, due
to its low cost and high quality.
Upon occupation of all the bnei Torah and yeshiva
yungerleit projects, Elad will have thousands of
residents. Nachlas Shraga will play an important role in the
Torah city of Elad.