Bayit HaYehudi leader MK Naftali Bennett on Monday morning 8 Adar 5773 visited Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. The visit comes as Bennett continues to deliver his message that he is not seeking to uproot a single yeshiva, seeking to send a message of friendship to the chareidi tzibur. The visit was reportedly approved by HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita, who feels it would be beneficial for Bennett to get a firsthand look at the yeshiva.
After eating breakfast in the area Bennett visited with Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel Shlita. He spoke with Rav Finkel and a number of rabbonim. Bennett was given an explanation of the seder hayom of the talmidim as well as the arrangements surrounding the transportation of thousands of talmidim to the yeshiva daily. In his tour of the main beis medrash Bennett had an opportunity to speak with a number of talmidim. He used the opportunity to stress “We are brothers, not enemies and I feel limud Torah is no less important than settling the Negev.”
There was an isolated incident in which a sikrik, a delinquent youth, who decided to use the opportunity to shout at Bennett.
From Mir Bennett traveled to Chevron Yeshiva Givat Mordechai to meet with the rosh yeshiva, rabbonim and talmidim.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)