A week following the chareidi tzibur’s defeat in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate election, MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Yaakov Asher boasts “we did not sell out our principles”.
The winners in the race were the rabbonim backed by the Bayit Yehudi party and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita and Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita. Defeated were the rabbonim on the chareidi ticket; Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita and Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau Shlita.
Asher announced that the chareidim won by their adhering to the word of Gedolei Torah Shlita.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)