Talmidim in Ponevezh were somewhat surprised to see MK (Likud) Yehuda Glick seated in the beis medrash as the day’s first seder began on Tzom Gedalyah.
Glick spent about three hours learning with his Chavrusa, one of the Yeshiva talmidim.
When asked about the event, Glick told Kikar Shabbos News, “I have a memorial service for my late father-in-law z”l in the afternoon. I decided to head to the yeshiva on the occasion of the Aseres Yimei Teshuva and to learn Gemara for a bit.”
Glick is an American-born Israeli politician who campaigns for expanding Jewish access to Har Habayis.
On October 29, 2014 Glick gave a speech at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. According to eye-witness Shay Malka, a man on a motorcycle who spoke with a “thick Arab accent” approached Glick as he loaded equipment into the back of his car after speaking at a conference, and asked if he was Yehuda Glick, before shooting him in the chest 4 times and speeding off.
Glick survived the assassination attempt, and was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment. Glick later said that the gunman had apologized before firing at him, saying: “I’m very sorry, but you’re an enemy of Al-Aqsa, I have to.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)