HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita on motzei Shabbos 1 Rosh Chodesh 5773 told those gathered in his home that he remains confident the “harsh gezeira” will soon vanish in the merit of ‘Baruch Mordechai’, and we will soon see ‘Arur Haman’. An urgent meeting was held in the rav’s Jerusalem home in the Shaare Chessed area after a number of talmidim received their first draft notice, beginning the induction into the IDF.
The rav reportedly met and spoke with his talmidim, telling them that if the current process continues and they are compelled to serve, “we will fight with them to the end”.
The rav added “בעזרת השם הישועה קרובה לבוא ונראה ניסים, הגזירה תתבטל בקרוב.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)