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  • in reply to: Are all these protests in Jerusalem really a kiddush hashem? #1384982

    I dont think unless you live in Eretz Yisroel today you can really have an opinion on this as its very complex.
    R’Auerbach has a lot of backing (and its growing), in fact I doubt he is a daas yachid anymore.
    Do you hear any Gedolei Yisroel over the last year or so telling bochrim not to protest? if so post the link here please.
    I live here and I dont hear them.
    Phil to you, most and even myself Harav Shteinman, Shlita is the Gadol Hador but you cannot say he is undisputed, following for R’ Auerbach is large and growing rapidly.
    As a citizen of Eretz Yisroel who does not protest, I would say what these Bochrim are doing is a Kiddush Hashem.

    in reply to: Kosher Electricity #1354673

    Many Charedi Jews in Israel do not use electricity from the Israeli Electric Company on Shabbos.
    There are generators in pretty much all Charedi cities these days…the problem mentioned of being smelly, noisy etc is not an issue because they are not individual, people are “hooked up” to a central generator.
    Some people also choose to use Rechargeable Batteries (big ones) to power their homes; although this wont cover air conditioners so they are often not used.
    A lot of Charedi people use from the regular Hashmal but many here are concerned about this issue, although to be part of a generator can sometimes double a monthly electric bill.
    There is a lot of uncertainty about what goes on in the electric company on Shabbos and people have all different versions of events.
    My understanding is that the Psak from Rav Shlomo Zalman works for when there is a problem with the electricity but not when things are being done manually by Jews during normal function of electricity ie. when they dont need to.

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