Rav Eichler Visits with Maran R’ Shteinman Ahead of Coalition Talks


Yahadut Hatorah MK Rav Yisrael Eichler on Sunday, 23 Shevat 5773 visited HaGaon HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman Shlita in Bnei Brak, a day ahead of the scheduled start of coalition talks.

Baruch Hashem Yahadut Hatorah earned the seventh seat in the general elections but it remains unknown if the extra mandate will be sufficient to find a mutually agreeable formula that will permit the chareidim to enter the forming coalition government.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. They needed about thirty additional seats. One won’t help.

    The real question is where to draw the “line in the sand” on conscription. That means, at what point will they be forced to engage in open resistance, civil disobedience, and contacts with foreign governments that could serious threaten the Medinah. I suspect the “line” will be crossed if the government tries to arrest of fine hareidim for refusing to join the army. Not funding yeshiovos, or other economic sanctions, won’t trigger a severe response, but arresting the boys (or girls, that’s also in the Lapid proposal) will.