ONLY A SHOMER SHABBOS: Leading Dati Leumi Rabbonim Oppose Shaked Heading Dati Leumi Party


Dozens of rabbonim from the dati leumi community on Wednesday penned a letter expressing tenacious opposition to a secular woman, in this case Ayelet Shaked, leading the Bayit Yehudi party, explaining that only a Shomer Shabbos Torah-adherent person can lead the party.

Among the rabbonim who signed the letter are HaRav Shmuel Eliyahu, HaRav Shlomo HaCohen Aviner and HaRav David Chai HaCohen.

The rabbonim express their support for Rav Rafi Peretz as leader of the dati leumi party, a person who is a Yiras Shomayim and one who leads of life of Torah and Mitzvos. They stress the matter is not a personal one but of principal, one of values and an educational message.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Exactly right! Ben Dahans support of Shaked leading BY in the number one position based on polls is as fundamentally flawed as the polls themselves. The party is a religious based one and should only be led by a Shomer Mitzvot/ Yirat Shamayim Jew.