Maran HaRav Shteinman: Lapid is Not a Tinok Shenishba


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shtmMaran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita stated that Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid is not a ‘tinok shenishba’ (תינוק שנשבה) but his actions are intentional.

The rav’s chavrusa, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Yehuda Schneider tells that Rav Shteinman was asked that according to the teachings of the Chazon Ish ZT”L, in our times, many of the people who do not observe Torah and Mitzvos as ‘tinok shenishba’. They wished to know if Yair Lapid falls into the same category. The rosh yeshiva responded “he is not nishba but shuva…and his intentions are harmful”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Even before R’ Shteinman, shlita, stated this nobody gave Lapid the benefit of the doubt that he was a tinok shenishba. People hated on him from minute one.

  2. #1
    you’re dead wrong

    Do you recall how even the modox and some semi-charedim e.g.Jonathan Rosenblum were Rhapsodizing about Lapid’s Kiryat Ono speech in 2013?

    If you or anyone else desires proof

    Read the comments here and on almost every other site defending him or at the minimum dubbing him and his chevra תינוק שנשבה barely a short year or two ago

    (If you really need the name of “orthodox”[sic] website who managed to put a positive twist everything lapid ym”sh would say or do

    here’s one

  3. It seems to me that Lapid intentional seized on the general public’s animus toward Chareidi politicians and used it intentionally to gain popularity.

    Charlatans often use that tactic and it rarely lasts for long before they fall. You can’t succeed for very long by this approach before the public gets sick of you, since there rarely is substance behind that type of person.