Close to thirty years since its establishment, Beitar, a town of Torah and chassidus, is to get a 5 acre cemetery on a site of 200 acres allotted for a new industrial area. Beitar, the first of the new chareidi towns established in the past few decades to take this step, has until now used the cemeteries of older towns like Yerushalayim and Bnei Brak.
“After years of building classrooms, kindergartens, shuls, yeshivos, parks, and industrial areas, and investing in transportation, in the youth and in many other things, the time has come to build a cemetery as well,” said Mayor Meir Rubenstein.
With a death rate of about forty people yearly, the space allotted for the cemetery would be sufficient for over forty years, if not for Beitar Illit’s constant growth.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel