President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday, 7 Sivan, met with the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita, the Rachmastrivka Rebbe Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Baruch Dov Povarsky Shlita, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, and Yitzchak Ravitz.
Interestingly, the meeting was held under a tight media blackout as President Rivlin is reportedly reaching out to leaders of the chareidi tzibur, preferring to do so as discreetly as possible. It is however reported the meeting surrounded the prolonged imprisonment of Mordechai Yitzchak Samet in the USA.
YWN reported on the Samet case back in 2011, explaining in 2002 he was convicted for money laundering and fraud totaling $3 million, all of which was reimbursed. After the jurors in the case could not agree to a unanimous verdict, there was a retrial and he was sentenced to 28 years imprisonment in a federal prison. An appeal was rejected in 2006.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)