Shuvu Bonim

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Shuvu Banim Yeshiva
Rehov Hebron 32
Old City
Established 1978
Rosh Yeshiva Eliezer Berland
Affiliation Orthodox

Shuvu Banim (also Yeshivat Breslov—Nechamat Tzion) is a yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem.[1]


The yeshiva was founded in 1978 in Bnei Brak by Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is still the rosh yeshiva[2] (dean).[3] It is a Breslov yeshiva based on the teachings of Nachman of Breslov. About 30 percent of the student body is affiliated with the Haredi or national–religious communities.[4] In 1980, an additional branch was opened in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. In 1982 the two branches merged into a single institution with the Bnei Brak yeshiva moving to Jerusalem. Additional branches of the yeshiva have opened with several hundred students. Seven have become full-time kollels.


It includes ten kollels, three yeshivot for young men, a Talmud Torah, an elementary school for girls, a range of preschools and kindergartens, youth groups, and evening lectures for women.[5]


The teachings of the Yeshiva are published in many places including the Chabad Lubavitch website.[6]

Hostile Acts[edit]

On Nov. 19, 1986, Jonathan Broder reported for the Chicago Tribune noted:

One Hassidic seminary in particular, the Shuvu Banim Yeshiva, has developed a reputation among Arab residents and municipal authorities as a fountainhead of friction. Made up of 70 born-again Orthodox Jews, many of them former criminals, the yeshiva has repeatedly been at the center of violent brawls between students and Arabs since it opened in 1982.

During one disturbance in 1983, Shuvu Banim students hurled heavy boulders on Arabs living in the houses and courtyards below, killing an elderly Moslem woman.

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