Women in Meah Shearim Were Mispallel at Chatzos Against the Draft Law


A group of Meah Shearim women gathered close to ‘chatzos’ Tuesday night in a shul in the heart of their community along with their daughters. The Aron Kodesh was opened for them as they began to be mispallel that Avigdor Lieberman should not give in and accept the current version of the draft law. They were also mispallel against the formation of a new coalition government.

The group is called “Women of Meah Shearim” according to the Kikar Shabbos News report, and the group arrived in the shul and davened that Yisrael Beitenu party chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman does not give in to the demands of chareidi parties regarding the amended draft law.

The women stood in the shul, at the steps of the Aron Kodesh, and were mispallel opposite the Sifrei Torah that a new Israeli government should not be established.

It is pointed out that the special tefilla was done with the utmost secrecy, near midnight, with the shul locked, so as to prevent others from entering the shul.

The tefilla was held amid news reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was to decide if he was going to dissolve the Knesset on Wednesday and declare new elections rather than giver another party an opportunity to attempt to form a coalition government. Talks between Likud were deadlocked as Yisrael Beitenu refused to acquiesce to the demands of the chareidi parties vis-à-vis the draft bill and their insistence that the bill be amended.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)