There is an atmosphere of simcha for the followers of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita for the Bnei Torah enjoys a measure of success in the municipal elections.
It appears that Bnei Torah has earned representation in the Modi’in Illit, Bnei Brak and Yerushalayim City Councils.
In the Yerushalayim race Bnei Torah received 7,377 votes and Chaim Epstein will be a member of the city council. There are already rumors that Epstein will be appointed a deputy mayor and receive a quality portfolio – payback from Mayor Barkat to the chareidim for supporting his opponent.
In Modi’in Illit, Bnei Torah’s Zach list earned over 2,000 votes and it appears it will have at least two representatives around the city council table.
In Bnei Brak Bnei Torah’s Eitz list earned 4,780 votes and representatives Ruchamkin and Malachi will be on the city council.
It seems that the push from Rav Chaim Kanievsky and Rav Shteinman didn't work.