The Head of Shas’ Moetzas Chachmei Hatorah HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen remains adamant in his opposition to Kol Berama Radio, speaking out strongly on Wednesday evening against the radio station and in support of party chairman, Aryeh Deri.

Rav Cohen accuses Kol Berama of compromising the kovod of talmidei chachamim, stating with certainty the station works towards the destruction of the Shas party. His letter includes ‘ארור מכה רעהו בסתר’ in reference to Kol Berama, cursed he who strikes his brother in secret. He insists Shas has one goal and that is to increase Kovod Shomayim and to bring more into a life of Torah and Mitzvos.

In reality, Kol Berama has an affiliation with Eli Yishai, and this has led to the attack which includes a boycott by Rav Cohen and Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, prohibiting one to be interviewed or to listen to the station. Rav Yosef has even halted his motzei Shabbos shiur when learning Kol Berama was airing it live, insisting the recording halt before he continued.