Mekubal Rabbi Yaakov Adas , who is admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, hinted on Friday night the kidnapping of the youths was due to President Shimon Peres taking part in a prayer service with Pope Frances and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) during his recent visit to the Vatican.
Rav Addis was hospitalized on erev Shabbos Shelach 5774 after collapsing at the Kosel, the result of numerous fast days last weeks on behalf of the captive youths.
Kikar Shabbos reports learning that on Friday night after davening maariv in the medical center’s shul, he requested to be taken back to the shul to deliver a message to the tzibur. He hinted in his words the kidnapping is the result of the prayer service involving the president, the pope and PA chairman.
He explained that prayer has the opposite effect and as the three prayed for peace, the opposite occurred to the three youths. He explained that this shows just how must a prayer in such a tamei venue, one of idol worship, results in the opposite occurring and when they prayed for peace, this received the kidnapping.
The rav was visited by his father HaGaon HaRav Yehuda Adas on motzei Shabbos. The rav was released late motzei Shabbos but returned to the hospital after he did not feel well during the predawn hours. The rav did manage to daven neitz on the balcony of the medical center.
Names for Tehillim:
1. Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah
2. Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim
3. Eyal ben Iris Teshurah
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)