Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita is calling on upon avreichim to begin going house to house towards persuading friends to vote Shas. Chacham Ovadia stated that if Shas gets enough seats, it will have an influence on the next coalition and this is critical for the Torah world. The rav stated the issue of those wishing to pull avreichim from yeshivos is at the heart of this election and this alone justifies one’s interrupting one’s limud Torah towards working to enlist additional support for Shas, stating the call of the hour is עת לעשות לה’ הפרו תורתך.
The rav warns that without a strong Shas Party in the next coalition, the planned cuts in spending by Likud will have a devastating impact on the Torah tzibur.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)