Speaking during seudas shlishis on the machlokes between Eida Chareidis Gavaad HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss Shlita and Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita regarding the Binyan Shalem project in Beit Shemesh, the Dushinsky Rebbe Shlita told the tzibur not to become involved in the machlokes between the two Torah giants.
The rebbe explained the deteriorating situation is causing him much pain and grief, having a negative impact on his health. The rebbe refers to last week’s stormy protests by Asra Kadisha members in Beit Shemesh, leading to many arrests and violence during the course of the week.
The leader of Khal Chassidei Yerushalayim HaAdmor Rebi Avraham Simcha Chanun Shlita sent a similar message to all his talmidim, telling avreichim anyone attending protests at the building site will have the time deducted from his monthly check.
Also echoing these words, instructing the tzibur to remain out of the machlokes between gedolim is Eida Chareidis Mo”tz ( מו”צ) HaGaon HaRav Amram Oppman Shlita, who on erev Shabbos had harsh words for those who spoke inappropriately about Rav Sternbuch, with the latter ruling the construction in the site can continue.
In his open letter, Rav Oppman writes that those talking about chilul kevarim in Beit Shemesh are lying “for there are no kevarim at the site”. He warns about people losing their share in Olam Haba as a result of their actions.
See the rav’s harshly worded letter in which he rebukes those who are acting inappropriately regarding the construction project.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)