HaGaon HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman Shlita has instructed rabbonim visiting him this week “we must increase tefilos towards removing the harsh gezeira”, referring to ongoing efforts to compel chareidim to enlist into the IDF.
The rav is quoted in the weekly BaKehilla as saying “if there is a single person who is truly pained by the gezeira” it will contribute to removing it, “but this is not simple”.
The rav is quoted as telling roshei yeshiva that the cause of the gezeira is a lack of “emunah and yiras Shomayim”.
“It is likely that externally it appears as if there is emunah and yiras Shomayim but inside, it is empty”. The rosh yeshiva adds this is the reason so many holy souls opt to follow the yetzer hora.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)