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Gerrer Rebbe Instructs Gerrer Official to Delay His Flight Due to Elections

The Gerrer Rebbe Shlita has instructed the director-general of Mosdos Gur to delay his planned trip abroad, scheduled for Monday, to enable him to participate in Knesset elections on Tuesday.

Rav Yonoson Bornstein, who serves as the head of Mosdos Gur and ‘Merkaz Olami’, was planning to leave for the United States on Monday, but the Rebbe has instructed him to delay his flight until after Knesset elections, which are set to be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Bornstein was set to takeoff on Monday and arrive in Lakewood, at the homes of supporters, but now, the flight has been changed to permit him to vote.

According to BeChadrei Chareidim, Rav Bornstein already had his ticket in hand, but that flight has been canceled and he will remain in Israel until after he votes. Other Gerrer chassidim have also been instructed to remain in Eretz Yisrael to vote in the election.

The Rebbe’s secretary, Rav Broida, announced the Rebbe will not have ‘kabolas khal’ on Tuesday morning, to permit chassidim to get out and vote and to persuade others to do the same. There will be kabolas khal for adults later in the day.

A kol korei was released over Shabbos in the beis medrash by Mashbak Rav Mendel Binka, citing “in light of the danger to the values of Yiddishkheit, and the persecution against religion, everyone must get out and vote Yahadut Hatorah”.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

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