Maran HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita commented on the horrific tragedy, the fatal accident involving an Egged 402 bus that claimed six lives and left other passengers injured, some fighting for their lives.
Gabboim close to the Gadol Hador explain that Rav Shteinman is always concerned regarding vehicular accidents, and he received the names of the injured and is mispallel for their well-being.
For those asking “how to be mechazeik and what to do”, the Gadol HaDor is quoted explaining “each and every person knows exactly where he needs to work and there he must improve”.
Kobi Rosenstein told Kol Chai Radio host Mordechai Lavi on Tuesday morning 7 Adar I that Rav Shteinman added that HKBH wants us to awaken and to really think and internalize why such tragedies occur and to reach the necessary conclusions and act to improve. Explaining further that today we can improve and do teshuvah on behalf of the niftarim and this is what we can and must do in these cases.
Rosenstein, who served in the past as a deputy minister of transportation explains that the infrastructure of Israel’s roadways leaves a great deal to be desired and much has to be done to bring the roads up to an acceptable standard.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)