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02 April 2024

Rav Zilberstein Responds to Shaila About Court Decision to De-fund Yeshivos


ISRAEL (VINnews) — Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein shlit’a penned a short handwritten note regarding the current threat to Torah learning. The renowned Posek and son-in-law of Rav Elyashiv zt’l was sent a shaila about the court decision to freeze funds to yeshivos.

The shaila begins by saying that “painfully, the situation of Am Yisrael is very difficult – both the war and [the fact that] all world nations are against us.”

It continues, “However now we have an additional source of strife – the court has issued a message to stop funding to yeshivos and kollelim and begin drafting yeshiva bochurim to the army.”

“As is known, the Rav said many times in the name of HaGaon Rav Elyashiv that the zechus that [enables] the state’s existence is only in the zechus of its support of “Mosdos Torah”. And the community is afraid – who knows what will be now?

It concludes, “And they want to hear divrei chizuk and hadracha on this issue from the Rav.”

Rav Zilberstein replied with a short handwritten note: “Torah learning is what protects and saves us, and we have nothing [else], only this Torah. Writing and signing with a broken heart”, followed by his signature.

Multiple Gedolim have expressed their concern about the current threat of Charedim being drafted and the potential decrease of Torah learning.

Rav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka, spoke to his students last week.

Here is an excerpt:

“Everyone knows what happened last week, that they completely revoked our right to to learn Torah in Eretz Yisrael for the time being. We’ll now need to be moser nefesh for Torah. We don’t know exactly how – how much they’ll be makpid on us…”

“…But one thing is clear, that the first thing we need at a time like this is that we’ll have mesiras nefesh for the Torah itself. That the Torah itself will turn into a korban. If the Torah itself turns into a korban, our limmud will be a korban. What’s the p’shat? Full sedarim without any bitul Torah. Learning Torah with mesirus nefesh. This surely obligates us, to learn Torah like a korban. And this surely could help to eliminate the whole problem – definitely.”



Anonymous said...

Just proves to everyone that these Erev Rav dictators are no different than the ancient Greeks and ancient Romans who forbade the Jews to learn Torah, but the Jews always won out and the children themselves made sure that their Torah learning would never cease. The Erev Rav are truly our worst enemy, both from within and without because they always enable, aid & abet our Esavian and Yishmaeli sonim to work against us, but in the end - we know who wins!
The G-D of Israel is in total CONTROL ALWAYS & FOREVER! Moshiach is so, so close.


Neshama said...

Isn’t it amazing that we are watching and living thru a REPLAY of all our worst enemies just so that we can declare HKB”H our ONLY SOURCE OF EVERYTHING!

Anonymous said...

Definitely. We know from our sources that at the end of days, all the souls of the wicked from the beginning of Creation will be brought back for their final judgments/punishments.
We are surely in the most unbelievable and auspicious time of history. Soon, hopefully, we
will truly see the greatest event in human history, aside from Matan Toraseinu. This time it will be clear to the whole world that there is only Hashem, G-D of Israel, our Creator and only HE is in Control because HE is Everything/Everywhere and we, mere mortals, are in HIS Hand, so to speak. May HE have great mercy on us and send us our Goel Tzedek, Moshiach, to redeem us
and bring us to our ultimate and final Redemption in a blink of an eye.



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