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  2/4/2013, Shevat 24, 5773

Yishai Appeals to Jewish Home for Help on Hareidi Draft


Shas chairman MK Eli Yishai is convinced that Shas is going to find itself in the opposition – and in a conversation with Arutz Sheva Monday, he appealed to Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett to prevent “irreparable damage to the world of Torah.”

Yishai said that Shas MKs had over the past few days spoken extensively to rabbinical leaders in the National Religious camp. The meetings are actually nothing new, Yishai said, as Shas had taken care to remain in touch with National Religious rabbis for years. But now, with the impending entry of Yair Lapid into the government, Yishai said that the time had come for all religious camps to put up a united front to prevent the imposition of a wide-ranging draft plan on Hareidi Yeshiva students.