There are growing reports of a split between members of the dati torani community and the Bayit Yehudi party. In fact, a kol korei signed by some prominent rabbonim is making the rounds, accusing the dati leumi party of turning its backs on its rabbonim. Among the rabbonim who signed are Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi Dov Lior Shlita and Rehovot Chief Rabbi Simcha HaKohen Kook Shlita.
The rabbonim express their disapproval of the party’s derech, moving ahead with its democratic hashkafa while turning its back on its rabbonim.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)