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Breslov Chassidus Wants a Slot on Shas Ticket

On Wednesday, Shas leader Eli Yishai met with Rav Shalom Harush, Rosh Yeshiva Chut Shel Breslov, a prominent leader in one of the numerous Breslov factions in Eretz Yisrael today. It appears Breslov is seeking representation on the Shas lineup in the general election for the 18th Knesset.

Shas officials confirm contact has been made and the possibility of Breslov joining is being discussed, adding any such move would be done only with the approval of the party’s Council of Torah Sages.

One Breslov official explained they are seeking representation, adding many of the followers are balei tshuva and in the past have voted Shas, but they would be more inclined to do so knowing they have a representative on the ticket. Breslov officials signal they are also looking into the possibility of a deal with the Ashkenazim, UTJ.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

2 Responses

  1. Rav Arush is a big Tzadik, always greeting people with a smile and teaching them about Emuna. This shows that Shas could be a party of Emuna, putting welfare above money, Eretz Yisrael above the political ambitions of other nations, and hopefully Torah above Gaiva.

  2. The turth is that the gap between different types of frum Jews is disappearing. Unlike the hilonim, where Ashkenazim can’t stand Sefardim, among Bnei Torah there has always been more mixing.

    If the Hareidi parties were united, they would probably be the third largest party in the Israeli parliament, and in striking distance of moving from being a “kingmaker” (in return for patronage and money), to having a real say in the future of Eretz Yisrael.

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