Tzfat’s chief Sephardic rabbi, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu addressed activists involved in the effort to prevent the expulsion of families from Beit El’s Ulpana neighborhood. Rabbi Eliyahu explained “Likud and Labor are running the country, and what are we supposed to be doing, making coffee”.
The rav explained that some time ago, the mission was to establish yeshivot, and that has been accomplished. Then the mission became establishing torani garinim, a hardcore group of young people committed to the torah way of life, to spread adherence to torah and mitzvos around the country, including cities like Tel Aviv.
“The mission today is a greater one. It is time to take control,” explaining it is time for the committed community to take control of the country and run things as they should be in Eretz Yisrael. “The Likud and Labor are running the world, together with a few judges who call themselves superior” explained the rav as he cited the failures of today’s leaders who are far from the torah way of life.
The rav encouraged the young participants to set their sights on the leadership of the nation, to run the country with an emunah in HKBH, in line with torah values.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)