WATCH: What Does HaGaon HaRav Edelstein Say About Lieberman’s Decree?

HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein

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HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein gave over a chizzuk shiur to his talmidim ahead of Bein Hazemanim, during which he spoke about Leiberman’s “daycare decree” for the first time.

“To our sorrow, there are public figures who intend to wreak financial decrees on oskei Ha’Torah,” the Rosh Yeshivah said. “There are those who don’t understand the zechus of Torah, which protects all of Klal Yisrael. They don’t understand this and they want to enact decrees so they can’t learn, so they should go to work.”

“However, everything is in the hands of Shamayim. And everything is dependent on zechuyos. If oskei Ha’Torah immerse themselves in Torah as they should according to hilchos Talmud Torah..V’hagisa bo yomam v’leilah – each person according to his kochos.”

“And whoever works should also be oisek in Torah as much as possible. Each person according to his koach, not more than that, there’s no chiyuv for more than that. More than a person’s koach is forbidden.”

“If Klal Yisrael were oisek in Torah k’din, like the hilchos Talmud Torah, gezerios wouldn’t be shayach. Because one who wants to purify himself is assisted, there will be siyata dishmaya that there are no gezeiros, that there definitely won’t be gezeiros.”

“Therefore if we want to prevent the gezerios on oskei Ha’Torah, the only eitzah is the zechuyos of chizuk in esek b’Torah,” HaRav Edelstein concluded.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. According to Rabbi Avigdor Miller this is Hatred ___no other words to discuss other than this is not neighborly nor is it KINAH___i remove myself from anything that this man of Hate signs___let Hashem know all of you that you are not part of this PLAN__donate give chesed and change this signage that is blossoming like a tree our from its roots

  2. We should have pride in our Learning and never accept money from anyone, in any shape or form.
    We have to have Bitochon in our Learning. Our Learning will somehow send money for our needs, we don’t need money from the Gov’t.

  3. Ader, you sound like the guy who was stranded on his roof, and turned away a boat and a helicopter because he trusted that Hashem would save him. Hashem told him, “I sent you a boat and a helicopter, but you didn’t want to be saved, so you drowned”.

    As Mordechai told Esther, רווח והצלה יעמוד ליהודים ממקום אחר. If the government won’t give the money we need then our learning will somehow send us money some other way, but this is the normal and expected way that it has been sending it, and that we have the right to expect it will continue to send it.

    It’s not as if Lieberman is canceling the program. That would be completely understandable; it’s expensive, and there’s no reason the government should be responsible for this expense people have. But the program is being kept in full; the only thing is that the Torah learners are being cut off from it. Other students, even those studying the most useless and depraved subjects, are still entitled to the full subsidy, but those sustaining the country by learning Torah are to be denied it. That is rish’us; a deliberate war against Hashem.