Notices appeared around Bnei Brak on Wednesday night the eve of 14 Teves 5773 containing a letter written by Mekubal Chacham Avraham Chai, who was believed to be supporting the Koach L’Hashpiah Party headed by Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak. The pashkavilim state there is a mitzvah to “only” adhere to the voice of Maran Posek Hador Rav Ovadia Yosef.
According to Kikar Shabbat, a number of individuals visited Chacham Avraham Chai on Wednesday, 13 Teves to and discussed the situation, as Rav Amnon Yitzchak explains he is being harassed without the tzibur understanding the entire story.
As a result of that meeting, the Rav felt compelled to write the letter instructing the tzibur the “mitzvah” is to adhere to Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)