A Plea To Yidden Worldwide from the Gedolim


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resized_DSC_1940A number of decisions were made by the rabbonim shlita, members of the Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Shas, Degel Hatorah and Agudas Yisrael that was held on the eve of 25 Adar I 5774 in Bnei Brak.

The rabbonim are calling for the giant atzeres tefilla which is being billed the “Million Man Atzeres”, which will be held on Sunday 7 Adar II. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend, from all sectors of the frum and chareidi community, led by rabbonim from the Ashkenazi and Sephardi communities.

The rabbonim shlita sent a clear message to talmidim and avreichim, to stand firm and not to fear, לא עת לחשות היא, explaining the severity of today’s situation, the government’s declaration of war against Torah and those who chose to live a chareidi lifestyle.

In addition to the letter released to the government calling upon it to cancel the planned draft in its current form, the rabbonim call on Jews around the world to remain steadfast in their emunah in HKBH at this critical hour, to beseech HKBH to have rachmanus on his people, decaling the 7 Adar II atzeres tefilla to cry out to Hashem.

The rabbonim concluded with:

“והשי”ת ישמע שוועתנו ויקבל תפילותינו לרחמים ולרצון, ויחיש לגואלינו ולהוציאנו מצרה לרווחה ומאפילה אור גדול, במהרה בימנו אמן”

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. It is important that the secular Jews realize they have, to use an English proverb, “openned a can of worms”. It is important to warn the secular fanatics that there acts are a virtual declaration of war, and there will be consequence.

    The seculars are unaware that many hareidim do serve in the IDF, and might no longer do so if the proposed policies come to fruition – in fact they assumed that drafted yeshiva students would become as highly motivated as those sign up for combat units and were dreaming of adding large hareidi combat units.

    The hilonim also assumed that all hareidim were politically like the “hardal” (frum nationalists) who were really anxious to beat up Arabs, and are slowly learning there are many hareidim who regard zionism as a mistake, service in the army as questionable, and are throwing into doubt the zionist theology that holds the mitsva of conquering Eretz Yisrael and subjugating the goyim applies today (which is a key point of Dati Leumi religious thought). The zionists are making the Satmar haskahfa “mainstream” for the first time in generations.

    The hilonim were also unaware in the role of overseas Jews in financing the Torah world, whether through charity or paying tuition, and that many frum Jews never accepted zionist money. By cutting state support of Torah, they are hurting only their own supporters, and strengthening their enemies.

  2. Akuperma – all good points

    Also, they don’t realize that many chareidim who thought maybe the “medina” wasn’t quite so bad, now see its true colors and will refuse to be part of the IDF or anything that some charedim have gone along with to date…