It was Friday night at about 03:00 when the Erlau Rebbe Shlita awakened in his room in the yeshiva building. He summoned his gabbai urgently, Chadrei Chareidim reports. The rebbe is quoted as saying that he felt Klal Yisrael needs a yeshua and “this is the time to cry to Shomayim’.
The rebbe instructed the gabbai to gather a minyan and to begin reciting tehillim with slichos. He instructed the gabbai to awaken bochrim from the yeshiva as well. After the minyan arrived in the rebbe’s room they began reciting slichos of Monday along with Yud Gimmel Midos.
A participant is quoted by Chadrei as saying it was very emotional and powerful, seeing the rebbe recite Yud Gimmel Midos on shabbos in his room.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)