Rabbonim who head the Tekuma Party on Wednesday, 22 Elul 5773 sent a harshly worded letter to Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett. The number two man in the party, Uri Ariel, is a member of the Tekuma faction.
Rabbi Dov Lior, Rabbi Isser Klonsky, Rabbi David Chai HaKohen, and Rabbi Chaim Steiner point out to the party leader that he has failed to keep his promises and as a result, Kovod Hatorah has been sorely compromised by the blow to the yeshivos and Torah community. The rabbonim shlita point out that in the pre-election campaign, Bennett committed to fight for Kovod Hatorah no less than for the future of the Greater Israel, but he has not kept his word.
The rabbonim add that Bennett’s silence is unacceptable and they expect him to openly condemn the blow to the Torah World and to act appropriately rather than remaining silent at this critical time.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)