HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein: Secular People Aren’t Happy & We Must Daven To Assist Them


During his weekly talk for avreichim, HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita addressed the results of elections for 21st Knesset.

“There were elections for Knesset and there was Siyata Dishmaya and Kiddush Hashem. “A huge number of people voted for the Emmes and the Torah, that Hashem is in charge.  Truthfully, this is not Midas Chassidus or a special level, but our absolute obligation, to be MeKadesh Shem Shomayim, this is an obligation, this is our Tachlis…”

“We did something good and it is a huge zechus for us, but an obligation and a merit, and merit to see the fruits [of these actions] in this world too.”

The Ponovez Rosh Yeshiva then addressed the secular people, who he explained are “not happy” and require our assistance.

“We have not yet fulfilled our obligations, because there is a huge number of our Jewish brothers who need support. They’re not happy, and they’re missing the happiness in life that families who keep Torah and the Mitzvos, Shabbos and Tefillah – all these things bring happiness and spiritual enjoyment, and there are people who lack them! There are many who lack a happy life, and we need to feel pity for them.”

Rav Edelstein added that Baruch Hashem many are busied with trying to bring these people back to a Torah life, and every single frum Yid can influence a secular person by davening.

Rav Edelstein explains that true earnest tefilos, showing the pain that others are not Frum, would have an impact.

“How can we help them merit this? Thank G-d, there are many people who work in this [field], but the work is still very great, and we need to help more and more [people]! Everyone can have an influence by praying.

“We, too, if we would all pray sincerely, if we would care and if it hurt us, then we would be able to influence the entire public. Prayer has an influence, and it’s not a miracle that prayer can help.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)