HaRav Dovid Yosef Shlita, a member of Shas’ Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael, spoke about the slaughter of mispallalim in the Har Nof shul on Tuesday, 25 Marcheshvan. The rav’s words were carried on Kol Berama Radio.
The rav explained “we are all broken over the tragedy, the entire kehilla of Har Nof is broken over the tragedy”. The rav stressed it is not our jobs to question why HKBH brought this act upon us, but to look at ourselves and do a cheshbon nefesh and improve our midos, limud and tefilos and then look at HKBH and cry “Enough tzoros, please redeem us!”
The rav gathered with his kollel hours after the massacre in the shul, explaining “The Beis Hamikdash is full of security troops, everywhere. Police and soldiers are in every corner, walking around and standing on rooftops”, telling the avreichim their job at this critical hour was to continue learning.
He added “There is no doubt that there are those irresponsible individuals in our camp, wicked people who go onto Har Habayis. They are transgressing the prohibition of karess in the name of extremist nationalism. They violate karess in the name of the Torah and they are taunting the nations of the world”.
The rav explained a week ago he sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to close Har Habayis. “Har Habayis is ours but due to the awesome level of kedusha it must be closed until we are redeemed” he cried. “He did not even bother to respond to me at all. He is insolent and a person like him who goes against the Torah does not have Siyata Dishmaya”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)