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WATCH: Hagaon HaRav Kanievsky Calls Haifa Mayor Yahav A ‘Rasha’


Haifa City Hall gave the order and a yeshiva located in the Achuza neighborhood of the city was evicted this past motzei Shabbos, as reported by YWN-ISRAEL.

Rosh Yeshivas HaRambam in Haifa, the yeshiva targeted by City Hall, visited with HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita on Sunday evening to explain the events. According to a Kikar Shabbos News report, Maran Rav Kanievsky used harsh words in his reference to Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav, labeling him a ‘Rosha’.

The yeshiva explained to Rav Kanievsky that City Hall has targeted the yeshiva, adding, “It is unbelievable, reminiscent of Europe 70 years ago and who would ever think something like this could occur here.

The reports quotes Rav Kanievsky adding, “Hashem will assist and this Rosha will be defeated”, later adding, “Efforts to eliminate the Torah from Klal Yisrael will not succeed and the voice of the Torah will continue to be heard in the Carmel Hills despite these difficult experiences”.

Rav Kanievsky added the Torah studied by these rabbonim and talmidim will have special merit and Siyata Dishmaya in all their efforts.

A fund has been established for those wishing to assist the Yeshiva.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

5 Responses

  1. It is interesting to note, that the Godol haDor referred to this mayor as a “Rosho” but did not use any of these nazi appellations that some of these hotheads were utilizing.

  2. i assume there is another side to the story. israel is not a police state. i find it odd to read only one side of a story. chazal said that both sides in a dispute must be suspected.

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