It’s now official and Beit Shemesh political activist Rabbi Dov Lipman is on the Yesh Atid ticket, the new party headed by Yair Lapid.
On his Facebook page Lipman posted a message addressing his decision to officially come onboard the Yesh Atid list, writing “I am proud and excited to share with you that Yair Lapid asked me to join his list for the upcoming 19th Knesset. I of course agreed.
In recent years I have seen and notices problems in our society, including the split between sectors, growing extremism, inequality and injustice. As an educator, I am sorrow to see the direction our education system is taking. As such, I have decided to give it my all towards improving the nation. I have selected the party with a goal to address and try solving these issues.”
Lipman goes on to explain he has met with others on the list in recent weeks and finds the caliber of people to be impressive, people who have devoted their lives to aspects of society including defense and education. He feels that since there are people on the list from different backgrounds it will be beneficial and he is proud to be a member of this team.
“I thank G-d for this opportunity to serve the State of Israel and the Jewish People. I’m giving it my all in the campaign to bring the reality in which we work and fix all the broken pieces closest to my heart, the way to create a reality in which were are one – unified.”
Lipman gained national prominence during last year’s controversy surrounding a girl’s school in Beit Shemesh which became a target for chareidi extremists.
Rabbi Lipman is a graduate of both Yeshivas Ner Yisrael and John Hopkins.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)