The Belzer Rebbe Shlita spoke out on motzei Simchas Torah 5774 for a first time regarding the government coalition which includes Yair Lapid. It is the rebbe’s custom to address chassidim after Yomtov, giving a chizuk to the many chassidim who joined the rebbe for Yomtov.
The rebbe addressed numerous inyanim that are pertinent to the chassidim and their wives, as well as unfiltered internet. He stated those requiring a connection to the internet for parnasa should use the filtering systems available today to prevent bringing to’eva into one’s home.
The rebbe concluded by asking chassidim visiting from abroad to donate for mosdos Belz which are currently in a difficult situation adding that while there were and are rabbonim who oppose accepting funds from the secular state, Rav Aaron of Belz ZT”L permitted accepting state funds.
“Of late, evil dogs have worked to cut budgets for mosdos to cause yeshivos to collapse and to destroy Yiddishkheit. The first thing they did is to cut budgets for mosdos Torah. The mosdos feel this daily. We are enduring very difficult times.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)