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A meeting between Admorim Shlita and Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita lead many to believe the chareidim may renew a dialogue with IDF officials.
The Belzer Rebbe Shlita, the Sanzer Rebbe Shlita and Moditz Rebbe Shlita met in the Bnei Brak home of Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita. The admorim were escorted by the secretary of the Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael, Rabbi Mordechai Stern. They discussed the matter of the chareidi draft in an effort to reach a united position across the board including both the chassidish and litvish communities.
Rabbi Dovid Shapira, a grandson of Maran R’ Shteinman was called into the meeting at some point. The Belzer Rebbe had a written agenda of all the matters he felt needed to be discussed.
The admorim wish to prohibit reporting to the IDF entirely, even for the first draft notice in line with the position of the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita. They explained as far as the Vishnitzer Rebbe is concerned, it is an issue of tznius due to the lack of modesty in indication centers. At the end, the Belzer Rebbe met with Rav Shteinman privately for a short time.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)