Leading Chabad Rov Slams Proposed Government

Harav Yitzchok Yehuda Yeruslavsky, wrote to the Knesset members of Yemina party, urging them to thwart the formation of the emerging left-wing government, and calling it a “grave danger to the Jewish people.”

By Anash.org reporter

A leading Chabad Rov in Eretz Yisroel sent a personal letter to the seven Knesset members of the Yemina party, urging them to thwart the formation of the emerging left-wing government.

Harav Yitzchok Yehuda Yeruslavsky, senior member of the Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel and rov of Nachlas Har Chabad, warned of the imminent danger caused by a left-wing government.

Although Chabad Rabbonim generally refrain from engaging in politics, Rabbi Yeruslavsky says that he acting based on the Rebbe’s clear instructions to prevent the establishment of a left-wing Peres government in 1990.

“This act is a grave danger to the entire Jewish people in every sense and will be a catastrophe for generations to come. It will be impossible to halt the negative consequences of this move once the government is sworn in,” Rabbi Yeruslavsky wrote.

Late last night, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid informed President Reuven Rivlin he is able to form a government in which he and Yamina chief Naftali Bennett will alternate as prime minister, finally bringing an end to Benjamin Netanyahu‘s rule.

Under the terms of the coalition ageement, Bennett is to serve as prime minister until September 2023, when Lapid will take over from him until the end of the Knesset term in November 2025.

The agreement came together after Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas threw his support behind the would-be government late on Wednesday night, setting up his Islamist party to be the first Arab party to be part of a ruling coalition.

Under the terms of the emerging agreements, Lapid will serve as foreign minister in the first two years of the government, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz will remain defense minister, and the treasury will be held by Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman. New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar will be justice minister, while Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked will be interior minister.

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