After being released from Massiyahu Prison four days ahead of schedule, the Emanuel fathers were driven to the Har Nof home of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita, who met with them.
The day started with a visit to the Slonimer Rebbe’s home by Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai, who was accompanied by Deputy Minister Meir Porush and others. At that time, Yishai extended a personal invitation to the Rebbe to come to Rav Ovadia, which the Rebbe accepted. The Rebbe met with R’ Ovadia and left shortly after the Emanuel fathers arrived. Also present and involved in the process was R’ Yossi Deutsch.
The meeting between R’ Ovadia and the Rebbe was friendly and truly a rare event, seeing the gedolim shaking one-another’s hand as they work to put differences behind towards achieving achdus.
The agreement compels all sides to sit in a classroom together until the end of the school year, Wednesday, and the immediate removal of the physical partition built by the Ashkenazim in return for the Sephardim dropping all court proceedings.
The short discussion and hand shaking was following by song and dance, literally.
The Slonimer Rebbe Shlita is expected to visit Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv on Sunday evening to personally thank the Gadol HaDor for his support throughout the difficult ordeal.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)