Yaakov Wieder, a member of the Likud presidium who chairs the party's hareidi-religious task force, recently guided the young leaders of the party on a special tour of the predominantly hareidi city of Bnei Brak, east of Tel Aviv. The tour included hareidi strongholds, the homes of rabbis and yeshivas. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Wieder said the group went to the Ponevezh yeshiva, where they talked to the students, and the Itzkovich Synagogue, which operates almost 24 hours a day and has been billed as the world's largest stiebl [little house of prayer -ed.].
Just as he wanted the Likud youth to get acquainted with the hareidi community directly and not just through the eyes of the media, Wieder wants to take them to Judea and Samaria. One of those taking part in the tour was the great granddaughter of party visionary Ze'ev Jabotinsky, who promised to bring her father - who was named after him, to the next tour.