In his motzei shabbos drasha Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita addressed the impending gezeira that will compel avreichim to abandon beis medrash to serve in the IDF.
The gadol hador spoke of the lack of emunah among the leaders, “the kofrim” while “we baruch Hashem believe in HKBH”.
R’ Yosef stressed just how those learning torah full time are supporting the world. He spoke of those haters of Israel that surround us, like Iran, Hizbullah and the PA (Palestinian Authority) and the bnei yeshivos are protecting us against them all.
“Yes, the IDF protects the walls but when it comes to those evil entities wishing to destroy us, the terrorists, who protects us? Only the torah! HKBH protects his people in the merit of torah. אגוני מגנא. אצולי מצלא. HKBH will not abandon us and we will have his shield. HKBH will turn this gezeira from a curse to a bracha אהבך ה’ אלוקיך…
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)