Rishon L’tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef attacked Finance Minister Yair Lapid during a weekly shiur. A recording to the shiur was aired on Galei Yisrael, and the rav says “his father used to speak a great deal. The son, the finance minister, is worse than his father…he does not just speak but does as well. He has introduced a bill seeking to diminish the authority of batei din and hand over a number of important jurisdictional matters to the civil courts.”
“Every other day we hear of a new law… as they only seek headlines. Here again they are acting against religion. Unfortunately this is how it went. I do not wish to speak right now but there are many issues that vex” Rabbi Yosef added.
“It is most unfortunate that Maran was niftar for if he was alive today we could seek his advice and rely on his koach but he left us in a lurch – what shall we do? We will not sit still but we will fight this. How can they introduce laws every other day and seek to diminish the authority of the rabbinical courts? May G-d bring them to do teshuvah” added the rav.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)