Chabad Rabbonim Pressuring Yishai to Bring Rav Tau Back


tauRabbonim affiliated with Chabad on Thursday afternoon, 9 Shevat applied considerable pressure on Yachad party leader Eli Yishai. The Chabad rabbonim want to see Rabbi Tzvi Tau to return his support for the party.

Rav Tau explained he is withdrawing his support for the party because of Yishai’s planned inclusion of the Otzma Yehudit party. Rabbi Tau is among the poskim who oppose visiting Har Habayis. For Otzma Yehudit, Jewish visitation to Har Habayis is a major component of its platform.

Rav Tau is a prominent rosh yeshiva in the dati leumi community standing at the helm of Yeshivat Har HaMor.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. The problem with Otzma is two: one is their insistence of going up to Har HaBayit, which is not main stream with charadim. and two is Baruch Marzel, who is number two in Otzma, is not viewed in most circles as a plus for Yishai.

    the real drawing card is Ben Ari who is very popular.