“Every yeshiva student learning torah protects Eretz Yisrael as the torah protests and saves — and we may not compromise on a single talmid and therefore, we must act with the utmost determination against the terrible gezeira that has been decreed against the olam hatorah”, HaGaon HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman Shlita is quoted as saying.
According to the HaMevaser report, the gadol hador has stressed there cannot be any discussion of compromise on this issue, and the current seder yom must continue as it is without changes.
The rav is calling on chareidi leaders not to participate in any way with the Plesner Committee, the Knesset committee formulating the new regulations that will compel chareidi draft and national service.
The rav adds that the tzibur must increase tefilos and tachanunim to arouse ‘Rachmei Shomayim’ towards being spared from this horrific gezeira.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)