Was it simple derech eretz, or was it part of Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid’s efforts to ingratiate himself with the religious and chareidi public?
Recently, the Lapid couple visited their son’s IDF outpost in the Golan Heights and treated the soldiers to a fresh hot meat meal they had purchased for them. A religious soldier refused to touch the food, pointing out that it was not kosher. The Lapids apologized profusely for their oversight and returned a week later with a brand new barbecue grill and fresh supply of meat bearing a kashrus symbol.
The religious soldier was shocked and told them that they needn’t have gone to all that trouble.
Lapid claimed in a recent interview that he arranged the funding to renovate Meron while serving as finance minister until 2014, adding that he had good rapport with the chareidi MKs and viewed them as possible coalition partners in the future.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel