The Eida Gavaad, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss Shlita on Sunday night made his first public statement regarding the arrest of prominent members of his tzibur, persons affiliated with the Vaad Artzi tzedaka. The arrests include his personal gabbai, R’ Amram Shapira.
Chadrei Chareidim quotes the Gavaad as saying “it is a blood libel. I personally know Rav Amram and his is clean, he is pure. It is a libel like the Jews of Russia and Hungary endured”.
The Gavaad made his remarks during his weekly Sunday night shiur in Beis Medrash Ohel Moshe. Hundreds were present to hear his words.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)