Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz Contributes to Netanyahu and Likud in Effort to Aid Chareidim
Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz is well-known in the Torah world for his philanthropy. He is a baal chessed with a giant heart, whose days and nights are spent listening to the pleas of fellow Jews and others in need. On both individual and communal levels, Reb Shlomo Yehuda has a virtual antennae up at all times seeking out ways in which he can help the yochid and the tzibbur.
The reach of Reb Shlomo Yehuda’s askanus extends well beyond the world of Torah andchesed into the halls of power. Reb Shlomo Yehuda thinks big when it comes to acting on behalf of the chareidi tzibbur. It is in this light, Matzav.com has learned, that he has given a generous 44,517 shekel donation to the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu and the Likud party.
The past year has seen a strong disconnect between the chareidi parties in Israel and the prime minister. Reb Shlomo Yehuda’s goal is to use his influence to positively impact the state of affairs in the post-election Knesset for the betterment of the chareidi public.
Reb Shlomo Yehuda is known for, among many other things, his remarkable musical talent, and his latest foray into Israeli affairs is music to the ears of those concerned for the welfare of the chareidipublic in the coming years.
Reb Shlomo Yehuda’s uncle, Mr. Bobby Rechnitz, is the leader of the western division of the American Friends of Likud and a longtime personal friend and supporter of Prime Minister Netanyahu.
In an exclusive exchange with Matzav.com, Reb Shlomo Yehuda explained his intentions.
“We are trying to bring frum money to [Netanayahu's] campaign to encourage him to add thechareidim in the next government, thereby bringing back the money to the yeshivos and avreichim that [Yair] Lapid took away,” he said.