A week into the Elul zman HaRav Rotenberg, Rosh Yeshivas Beit Meir in Bnei Brak addressed the issue of government plans to draft avreichim and talmidim. The rav explained “we belong to the Torah Legion, even if this entails arrest”.
In the rav’s letter he speaks of the impending gezeira of the government, stating there cannot be a doubt there is one goal, wiping out Torah and to distance people from Yiddishkheit וחמירא טובא מערקתא דמסאנא, ודברי חז”ל בזה ידועים.
The rav quoted the Chazon Ish ZATZAL, stating the rulers have but one goal, to uproot Torah, and this must be remembered and the situation demands mesirus nefesh.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)