In Eretz Yisrael, there will be a new face in the chareidi printed media, the HaMevaser, a project of MK Rabbi Meir Porush, his apparent response to the hostile position adopted by the daily Hamodia during his recent unsuccessful bid in the Jerusalem mayoral race.
According to people involved in the new newspaper, thousands of people have already signed on for the new newspaper, which will bring a different outlook to chareidi homes, perhaps posing a threat to Hamodia, and even possibly Yated. Time will tell.
Porush sent a thank you letter to the thousands who opted to sign on, and by most predictions, many of them will simultaneously be saying good-bye to Hamodia (Hebrew that is).
Porush explains that after consulting with gedolei torah, the decision was made to move ahead with the newspaper, as well as the name, and he promises it will provide “a forum for everyone”.
While most see the newspaper as a natural replacement for Hamodia, there are many who feel Yated will also lose subscribers, since there is a segment of readers displeased with the factionalist position in the newspaper.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)