Finance Minister To Attend A Kinnos Addressing The Housing Shortage In The Chareidi Sector


1On Tuesday, 16 Iyar, HaGaon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Eizrachi Shlita is hosting a kinnos to address the growing housing shortage and its impact on the chareidi community. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon plans to attend the event.

The timing of the kenos coincides with this week’s release of facts pertaining to housing prices nationwide, which clearly show that despite all his efforts, Kahlon to date has failed to lower the cost of housing as promised. In fact, housing prices in the first quarter of 2015 for an average four-room apartment has risen 8% during the same period the consumer price index fell 0.9%.

The issue of the cost of housing is high on the list of rabbonim, who are aware of the growing number of young chareidi couples who cannot afford housing. As such, Gedolei Hatorah Shlita will be among the rabbonim attending the kinnos, as well as other members of the Degel Hatorah Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah. The kenos is going to be held in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Yerushalayim.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. why don’t the Zionists kick Arab Israelis from their homes in Yerushalayim and have real frum charedi families move in, the Zionists know how to kick people out of their homes as they have done it dozens of times with Jews.