In his motzei Shabbos drasha, Chacham Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita expressed words of gratitude to outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for his support of the chareidi community and its institutions.
“I personally spoke with Olmert who assisted our yeshivas. He never said no and sent NIS millions for our yeshivas and talmidei torah,” state the Rav.
The motzei Shabbos shiur was the Rav’s first in a month, following a procedure to relieve the Rav’s serve back pain which doctors learned was caused by fractured vertebra, the result of a fall in his home sometime ago.
The Rav also mentioned the now famous story from the Gaza War, reported by soldiers in combat that they saw Rachel Imeinu outside booby-trapped buildings, saving them. The Rav spoke of the “open miracles” and “Yad Hashem” that was evident during the war.
The Rav stated that Hashem sends his messengers and we can only rely on Him for the future, explaining “no one knows what tomorrow will bring.” Referring to the new American president, the Rav stated “No one knows if he will be good for Israel or not. We must rely only on HaKadosh Baruch Hu”.
Rav Ovadia called on supporters to not only vote Shas in the upcoming election, but to persuade others to do so.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)