Rav Kanievsky Shlita: Daven for the Soldiers!


kannHaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita calls on the tzibur to be mispallel for IDF soldiers during Operation Protective Edge as well as increasing limud Torah as the IDF counter-terrorism operation in Gaza continues. Rav Kanievsky quotes Rav Wasserman HY”D in the name of the Gra ZT”L, that a Heavenly decree (kitrug) is extinguished with Torah. In addition, when seeing so many miracles one must be mechazeik in one’s emunah and bitachon in HKBH for our lives are truly miraculous.

To accomplish this Rav Kanievsky explains we must study the appropriate seforim, such as חיי עולם, the beginning of the second chapter, where the Steipler ZT”L wrote a list of seforim that address being mechazeik in one’s emunah.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Someone please comment what list of seforim . I tried to look it up and only found a reference to
    – קהלת אי
    – וכמש״כ הרמב״ם בהקדמתו לפירוש המשניות
    Not sure if I looked at the correct Chayei Olam.

  2. I think the Chareidi Tzibur is missing the boat here. Of course we should be mispallel, but we should do so in a way that the non-Charedi Tzibur knows we are doing it, and are supporting the soldiers in their work. That includes public prayer, visiting hospitals, attending funerals etc. This would serve to both be mechazeik us all, and perhaps convince some people that we really do care, and increase the achdus that we so desperately need.

  3. nobody’s missing any boats over here
    the Ribbono Shel Olam knows who is davening for whom.
    The job of a yeshiva bachur is to learn to the best of his ability for the sake of clal yisroel,and to do it as the gedolei torah and roshei yeshiva have instructed them to do.