The past few days have been the most painful ones for me to watch in Israeli politics since I can remember. While I openly supported Eli Yishai's new party, I am not at all happy to see what has happened to the Shas party in the past few days. I am even more disturbed by the use of a video of Rav Ovadia for political purposes to besmirch Aryeh Deri, which ultimately caused him to resign from the Knesset.
As I noted 3 years ago and again 2 years ago, the weeks of Vayigash and Vayehi which should have the highest amount of Ahdut - seem to consistently lately have the lowest. Last year also, the Mahloket between factions in the Ashkenazi Yeshiva world was at its peak and Rav Matisyahu Solomon Shlit"a warned people against getting involved in that Mahloket during Parshat Vayigash.
This year is unfortunately no exception.
May we change our direction and display Ahdut to one another and stay far away from mahloket so that we can achieve Geula, בב"א.