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  3/13/2014, Adar Bet 11, 5774

Hareidi Rabbi Seeks Lapid's Dead Grandfather to Defeat Draft Law

A top leader of the hareidi community in Israel on Saturday night took an “emergency trip” to Ukraine to visit the tomb of Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke Klein – the grandfather of Finance Minister Yair Lapid.

Rabbi Mordechai Gross, a leader of the Eidah Hachareidit in Jerusalem, which represents many hareidi yeshivas in Israel, went to the tomb to conduct prayers for the defeat of the Enlistment Law requiring yeshiva students to be drafted into the IDF, and for the victory of Shas candidate Moshe Abutbul in the elections in Beit Shemesh.