HaRav Auerbach Shlita Joins Call for Taanis Esther Tefilos


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HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita joins the list of gedolim calling for tefilos against the share the burden gezeira. The tefilos will take place on Thursday, 11 Adar 5773, observed as Taanis Esther this year.

The rav writes that we will remain firm as a tzibur against the gezeira and there will be no compromise regarding efforts to compel bnei Torah to serve in the IDF.

Rav Auerbach joins the call of HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita, who also instructed us to use Taanis Esther to be mispallel against the gezeira. The Gadol Hador in his letter also appealed to the government to back down from efforts to pull bnei yeshivos from their limud Torah, warning those efforts would not be successful as the tzibur will not tolerate it.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


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