As tefilos and tehillim continue on behalf of Maran Posek HaDor HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita, who remains in very serious/stable condition in a Shaare Zedek Medical Center cardiac intensive care unit, one avreich decided to give the posek hador a year of his life.
According to Kikar Shabbat, Jerusalem avreich Aaron B. decided to do more, and he gave the rav a year of his life. Aaron explains that “we are in a time that the gedolei yisrael as the pillar of our existence and without them we won’t be able to continue maintaining a proper lifestyle. We need Rav Elyashiv and other gedolei hador to lead and guide us”.
Aaron conferred with gedolei hador before making such a bold move, and he explains they told him to consult with his wife and children. “My children agreed immediately” Aaron explains.
“The rabbonim encouraged me and urged me to hurry and accept this via tefilos, without the need for any special ceremony”.
“During laining I was seated aside a chossid wearing a shtreimel, who asked my ‘why are you smiling. Would you give a year for me rebbe, the Satmar Rebbe too?’ I told him yes, of course. To all the gedolei Torah, Rav Kanievsky and Rav Ovadia too for they are protecting our generation”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)