An estimated 50,000 charedim converged on the Bar Ilan intersection on Sunday for a Yahadut Torah Party election rally. Top religious leaders urged them to get out and vote, while UTJ leader Deputy Health Yaakov Litzman warned that Tuesday’s election is part of a struggle “over our right to be ultra-Orthodox, to observe the commandments, to lead a life of Torah and faith.”
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni compared Blue and White No. 2 Yair Lapid and Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman, who have run on a secularist and in some cases anti-Orthodox platform, with the Jewish people’s biblical arch-nemesis, Amalek, according to a report in The Times of Israel.
The event was also attended by the head of the Gur Hassidic movement, Rav Yaakov Aryeh Alter, and Rav Chaim Kanievsky.