The Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita addressed the Beit Shemesh elections on Shabbos. The rebbe addressed the upcoming election during seudas shlishis. The rebbe added that even the previous Satmar Rebbe ZATZAL permitted taking part in local elections when there was a fear of losing.
The Rebbe stated “HaRav HaKodosh ZY”A who ran the effort against the Zionist state in Israel prohibited voting in elections but if there is a fear of losing the election for a local authority he permitted voting.”
The rebbe explained the upcoming mayoral race is critical to the future of the city vis-à-vis the chareidi residents. The rebbe made a special appeal to avreichim to get out and vote towards the successful reelection bid of Mayor Rabbi Moshe Abutbul as well as voting for the Agudas Yisrael list for the city council.
The election is scheduled for this Tuesday, 9 Adar II 5774.
The kol korei is signed by HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita , HaGaon HaRav Nissim Karelitz Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita and other rabbonim shlita.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)