The “HaMachane HaChareidi” publication delivers the words of the Belzer Rebbe Shlita. This week’s edition carries the headline “Prepare for mass emigration” as a result of the draft gezeiros. According to the report, a group of American students are committed to assisting chareidi families wishing to receive refugee status abroad. This undoubtedly reflects just how serious the rebbe is regarding threats to compel talmidim and avreichim yeshivos to leave beis medrash to serve in the IDF or a state-approved national service program.
The report states that efforts towards arranging for the first wave of people to leave Eretz HaKodesh have begun. The report speaks of “a wave of mass emigration to the Diaspora” to escape the gezeiros and permit bnei Torah to continue their lives of avodas Hashem.
The article refers to this week’s historical kenos, the gathering of the rabbonim shlita of the Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Shas, Degel Hatorah and Agudas Yisrael, signaling total achdus in the face of the gezeiros to battle the holy war against those seeking to destroy Torah in Eretz Yisrael, including Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Yemenites, litvish and chassidish alike. The Gedolim Shlita decided unanimously there would be no compromise and no capitulation no matter how difficult the situation becomes for the Torah community.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)