The Moetzas Chachmei HaTorah of the Shas party convened on Monday in urgent session, on the eve of Municipal Election Day, which is Tuesday, 21 Marcheshvan.
According to the Kikar Shabbos News report, the council has not convened in the past three years. Making unique is also the fact that along with the rabbonim who serve on the council, a number of other Sephardi rabbonim were present for portions of the session. The report cites the meeting was at the behest of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen, the Nasi of the Shas Moetzas Chachmei HaTorah. Twenty roshei yeshivos were present as well, including HaGaon Rav Yehudi Cohen (Rosh Yeshivas Be’er HaTalmud/Yakirei Yerushalayim) and Dayan Rav Tzion Boaron.
The session according to the report, was set to convene in Yeshivat Porat Yosef in the Old City of Jerusalem to discuss election-related matters.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)