Renowned Bnei Brak Posek Calls To Accept Shabbos Early For Trump’s Victory

President Donald Trump with PM Netanyahu during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon), Candles (Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr), HaRav Dinner

Harav Yehudah Aryeh Dinner, Rav of central Bnei Brak and a renowned posek, called to the public on Wednesday to accept the upcoming Shabbos ten minutes early for the victory of US President Donald Trump.

“This week, we changed the clocks to winter time in Eretz Hakodesh,” Rav Dinner said. “This means that tzeis hakochavim is an hour earlier and this greatly affects us our preparations for Shabbos. In another few days, it will be erev Shabbos Kodesh and everyone should be aware and be prepared ahead of time that Shabbos will begin at 4:15 p.m. [in Jerusalem] instead of 5:15 p.m. No one should wait until the last minute.”

“This could be very difficult for some. There are those who in the summer who haven’t even finished their Shabbos preparations by 7 p.m. and now it will be 4 p.m. Everyone should start early and not chalilah cause chillul Shabbos.”

“We know that the zechus of Shabbos, to bring in Shabbos early, is a great thing and brings many yeshuos,” Rav Dinner said, illustrating the concept with a story about the Chofetz Chaim harnessing the power of bringing in Shabbos early by ten minutes on one Shabbos only as a zechus for a choleh, who was subsequently healed.

“We don’t have the slightest concept of the tremendous benefit Shemiras Shabbos brings us. We know that Rosh Yeshivah Hagaon HaRav Shteinman, z’tl, said that bringing in Shabbos ten minutes early brings us great merit.”

Rav Dinner than strongly emphasized how Jews have a tremendous obligation of Hakaras HaTov (gratitude) to President Trump: “The US election is next week and Hagaon HaRav Yitzchak Zilberstein already said a few weeks ago that since Trump has done many favors for Am Yisrael we must have great Hakaras HaTov to him and he requested that all the shuls daven for his refuah [when Trump contracted the coronavirus].”

“We very much hope that Trump is victorious – for the benefit of Am Yisrael and limmud Torah and for Torah institutions and the kiyum of Torah. So what’s the eitzah? It’s worthwhile to consider bringing in Shabbos early – the zechus of Shabbos will stand by him.”

“In other words, we’re requesting from Hakadosh Baruch Hu that in the zechus of Shabbos that we’re bringing in early, Hashem will see fit to have mercy on us and assist us in seeing the continuation of Trump as U.S. president next week.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Hakoros hatov can be expressed in many ways. Enabling Trump to continue his criminal enterprise and nekamah purge on his perceived enemies is not one of them. Start shabbos early for refuah shleimah for all those Sick with Covid. I don’t think you should bother HASHEM with Trump. I believe Hashem has other plans for Trump, plans that you might find disagreeable , but nevertheless, hopefully accept. There is a terrible fever among the frum Jews, besides covid fever.

  2. Maybe … Efsher … Perhaps? If we are NOT ONLY mekabel Shabbos early, but KEEP the Shabbos “b’chol dikdukeho up’rotoseho” we will merit the Geulah Shelema. Why bark up the wrong tree?
    “Ashur lo yoshienu, al sus lo nirkov …”. Let’s daven for the Geula Amitis!

  3. The democrat socialist party is the enemy within. They are the party of open borders, high taxes, anti-Israel, no gas powered cars or airplanes (except for those in power), and free free free stuff for illegals. Vote Trump and American citizens FIRST. Let’s start Shabbos 1 hour early!

  4. As Yidden we have Hakoros Hatov to the great medinah shel chessed the United States of America. As such all from yidden should be mekabel shabbos early as a zechus for Joe Biden who will heal America from the hate, vitriol, and division that was brought upon it by Trump. Biden will unite America and return decency to our national dialogue. He will build back better. We owe the hakoras hatov to our great country to elect a president truly fit for the job.

  5. Is changing the clock here in Eretz Hakodesh something novel that has never been done before?
    When Shabbos is early, one prepares early. When it’s late, one can prepare later. What’s the big deal?

  6. As a long time residence of Bnei Brak I can tell you that he is not renowned and is certainly not recognized as a Posek .There are many Poskim in Bnei Brak who are in disagreement with this idea and have come out against it .While now one will disagree that we owe Hakoras Hatov to Trump , it is totaly incorrect for us to meddle in הקב”ה affairs and decide what is best for Klal Yisroel .

  7. Dear coffee addict, please don’t give our misguided brethren ideas, Shabbos Kodesh is no joke. However much his/her honor made this comment in jest,even if you have one idiot who might listen to your “advice” it would be on your cheshbon after 120. May you live a long and healthy life!

  8. Rabbi Dinner, the Yidden of Eretz Yisroel have known for over six months that Shabbos will be coming in earlier this week. That should be long enough to prepare and get ready for the “earlier” Shabbos. Unfortunately, you have succumbed to non-reality. Shabbos has nothing to do with POTUS Trump, who incidentally I support. Who the President of the United States is has nothing to do with a “renowned posek” from Bnei Brak. Foolish pieces like this cause people to have a lower regard for Daas Torah and genuine talmidei chachomim.

  9. Could someone kindly name one “favor” that trump has done that benefits limud haTorah and avodah?
    Why does a noeif and liar deserve support from the frum community?

  10. It is really sad to see that there are some Jews that are voting for Biden. Are they suffering from the same dementia as he?
    I do understand party loyalty (I have been a Mets fan since ’86) but unlike a sports team, voting for the party of hate (dems) has real ramifications on our lives (and fellow brothers). Biden (with O’) have propped up Iran and gave them tremendous powers, even while Iran made it clear they aim to use their power to wipe of the Jewish people from our land (E”Y). at the same time they snubbed Israel at the UN and led a vote to condemn Israel… Biden has AOC, Tlaib, Omar, Pressly and the self hatting guy Bernie pulling his strings, telling him what to do.
    The democratic party currently is the party of Murder (Late term abortion, we are talking fully developed kids with all vital signs). The party of Antifa/BLM that are bringing fear and destruction to cities across our nation.
    This isn’t your Mama’s democratic party anymore, this is the new Socialist Democratic party.

    And people want to give a blank check to some senile guy that has all these hateful people pulling the strings in the background (and many foreign nations have him on the payroll)
    Really sad how the media can brainwash so many people. They should all read Animal Farm again.

  11. The clown in the White House just brokered three Middle East Peace Accords, something that 71 years of political intervention and endless war failed to produce.

    The buffoon in the White House is the first president that has not engaged us in a foreign war since Eisenhower.

    The clown in the White House has had the greatest impact on the economy, bringing jobs, and lowering unemployment to the Black and Latino population of ANY other president. Ever.

    The buffoon in the White House has exposed the deep, widespread, and long-standing corruption in the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the Republican and Democratic parties.

    The buffoon in the White House turned NATO around and had them start paying their dues.

    The clown in the White House neutralized the North Koreans, stopped them from developing a further nuclear capability, sending missiles toward Japan, and threatening the West Coast of the US.

    The clown in the White House turned our relationship with the Chinese around, brought hundreds of business back to the US, and revived the economy. Hello!!!!!!!

    The clown in the White House has accomplished the appointing of three Supreme Court Justices and close to 300 Federal Judges.

    This same clown in the White House lowered your taxes, increased the standard deduction on your IRS return from $12,500 for Married Filing Joint to $24,400 and caused your stock market to move to record levels over 100 times, positively impacting the retirements of tens of millions of citizens.
    The clown in the White House fast-tracked the development of a COVID Vaccine – it will be available within weeks – we still don’t have a vaccine for SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, or a host of diseases that arose during previous administrations.

    The clown in the White House rebuilt our military which the Obama administration had crippled and had fired 214 key generals and admirals in his first year of office.

    This clown in the White House uncovered widespread pedophilia in the government and in Hollywood, and is exposing world wide sex trafficking of minors and bringing children home to their families.

    The clown in the White House works for free and has lost well over 2 billion dollars of his own money in serving – and done all of this and much more in the face of relentless undermining and opposition from people who are threatened because they know they are going to be exposed as the criminals that they are if he is re-elected.

    I got it, you don’t like him. Many of you utterly hate and despise him. How special of you. He is serving you and ALL the American people. What are you doing besides calling him names and laughing about him catching the China virus ?????

    And please educate me again as to what Biden has accomplished for America in his 47 years in office?
    I’ll take a ‘clown’ any day versus a fork tongued, smooth talking hypocritical corrupt liar. Please let it be known, I am not sure I would want to have a beer with him (if he drank, which he doesn’t) or even be his friend. I don’t care if I even like him. I want a strong leader who isn’t afraid to kick some ass when needed. I don’t need a fatherly figure – I already have one. I don’t need a liar – that’s what Hollywood and CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS and the New York Times and Washington Post are for.

    I don’t need someone to help me, but I also don’t want an obstacle or a demented, senile washed-up Swamp Monster.

    God bless Donald Trump – the most unappreciated President in history.
    (I wish I had written this, but it was from someone else, worthy of sharing!)

  12. my2cents – because everything you’re saying is not true. It’s a strawman built by your media and the politicians they prefer to keep in power. And yes, a large assist from the Soviets. We frum Jews that support Biden see and know reality. The world isn’t one extreme or the others. Making sure that every American has access to good, affordable, health insurance is not “socialist” any more than Medicare and Social Security are socialist. Helping people who have been in the US for essentially all of their lives to have legal status while they work, pay taxes, serve in the military, (and not have criminal records) and better our country isn’t “open borders.” This was the policy of Ronald Reagan and both Pres. Bush’s. Regarding “late term abortion” I’d advise you to listen to what Mayor Pete Buttigieg said at the Fox News town hall.

    You create a boogie man that doesn’t exist, rail against it, and hate it. And wonder why we support that boogie man. Well, we support the boogie man because he doesn’t exist. It’s in your imagination. Biden is as moderate as moderate can be. Yeah, he’s old and has lost a step. Though 77 years old versus 74 years old isn’t much of a distinction. Good. We want calm and quiet. Then look at the dozens and dozens of prominent Republicans and conservatives that support Biden. They would not support Bernie Sanders.

    As a frum Jew, a duel Israeli citizen, and a father, I’ll support the guy with the 50-year track record of working with both sides to get common sense, positive results for the country, who goes to church every Sunday, who has never paid women to keep quiet about affairs, who has been a proven friend of Israel since Golda Meir was in office, who believes in aiding the widow, the orphan, and the stranger, paying workers a fair wage, and abhors the excesses and corruption of the wealthy. Not the guy who lost more money than any American in history over any 10-year span (according to his tax returns).

  13. My2Cents:
    So true so true..

  14. Yasher koach btachbehashem! Somebody who has some sense B”H!
    Banshak you call yourself a long time resident of Bnei Brak!? Are you sure it doesn’t say Givatayim or Netzarim on the shelet to your place? Harav HaGaon Rabbi Dunner has been the Rav of Divrei Shir on Rabbi Akiva and a longstanding member of the Beis Din of HaGaon HaGodol Rabbi Nissim Karelitz zt”l.
    How dare you defile an eminent Posek such as Rabbi Dunner?!

  15. Orech Din so you are actually saying you know better then HaRav Shmuel Kaminetsky shlitah and Rabbi Yitschok Zilberstein Shlitah and all the rabbonim across the world who urge all American citizens (even those from NY and NJ) to vote for Trump? Are you out of sorts?

  16. @ Orech Din.
    While I respect your disdain for abhorrent behaviors, and i would note that i too didnt vote for trump last time, I must wholeheartedly yet respectfully disagree with you.
    1)You state Biden has a 50 yr track record of working with both sides for common sense, positive results.
    Whie I have no idea what those results may have been, doesnt his “common sense” past seem to be forgotten beside the green new deal?
    2) He goes to church every sunday, yet he supports the “rights” of lgbtq groups, redefinition of marriage, and late term abortion on your dime?
    3) He has never paid women to keep quiet quiet about affairs, yet has numerouse videos of himself putting women in uncomfortable situations, including hillary herself.
    4) who believes in aiding the widow, orphan… who did you ever hear argue with that? Paying workers a fair wage? If its coming out of your your pocket sure, but he doesnt have to worry about that as he gets a six figure income and his aids are paid by you. The stranger? you reffer to the bah b’machteres who all he wants is a little something from you r home or your side of the border?
    5) abhorrs the excess and corruption of the wealthy?! He IS A FREAKIN MILLIONAIR DUDE?!?! GOSH!
    6)I would definitely support the guy who IN ACTION supports my values and ideas, than the guy who tries to convince me that he is the snake that hisses softer.
    Thats why I will be supporting Donald Trump!