HaRav Eliezer Berland, Rosh Yeshivas Shuvu Banim called on “chilonim,” non-frum Israelis to vote for Yahadut Hatorah on Election Day. He explained “The Jewish koach comes from maintaining our tradition” and that is what the party does.
Rav Berland’s message to the tzibur is that everyone must vote Gimmel to maintain Jewish tradition in Eretz Yisrael, including Yom Kippur and bris milah. He made his statements during a visit with Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman in the latter’s office.
“Rav Litzman, who stands at the helm of Yahadut Hatorah is the minister of health and has worked to improve the health system for all Israelis, from all walks of life, including chareidim, chilonim, minorities and he continues working for equality for all Israelis” Rav Berland stated.
Agudah, Gimmel, is the only part in which there is no discrimination between religion, gender, ethnicity and all are welcome. “Everyone must vote Gimmel, including all the chilonim for this way we can prevent assimilation.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)