According to reports, “thousands” are expected to take part in Thursday afternoon Atzeres on Jerusalem’s Shmuel HaNavi Street which is being organized by the Vaad Rabbonim for Transportation.
According to a Kol Chai Radio report on Tuesday morning, Maran Rav Elyashiv Shlita and the Gerrer Rebbe Shlita will be among the participants.
It appears the major erev Rosh Chodesh event (reported HERE on YWN) represents a stepped-up effort to counter Egged’s refusal to comply with the long-standing request for mehadrin buses on lines serving mispalalim to and from the Kosel.
A kol korei is being distributed throughout yeshivos in Yerushalayim calling for widespread participation in the event.
According to a report in the daily HaMevaser, members of the Vaad met with Maran Rav Elyashiv Shlita, who handed them a special letter supporting their struggle and encouraging the continuation of the effort to spread mehadrin bus service to routes traveled by the chareidi public.
Vaad members met with a number of Admorim as well, and received endorsements from the Erlau Rebbe Shlita, Slonimer Rebbe Shlita, Boyaner Rebbe Shlita and others.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)