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HaGaon HaRav Shteinman: “As Soon As They Tried To Deter Lomdei Torah, Nations Gathered To Harm Am Yisrael”

HaGaon HaRav Shraga Shteinman, a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah and the Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Orchos Torah, spoke on Sunday about the unprecedented Iranian attack on Israel overnight Motzei Shabbos.

While delivering a shiur on hachanah l’ Pesach in Beitar Illit, HaRav Shteinman quoted the Gemara in Chullin Daf 7 that says that no one bangs his finger below unless it was decreed for him above – everything that happens is announced from Shamayim.

“We’re used to a routine that everything works according to nature. But every once in a while, Hakadosh Baruch Hu shakes us up so we’ll remember that He runs the world – nothing can be taken for granted.”

“In Parshas Eikev, it says:
פן תאכל ושבעת ובתים טובים תבנה וישבת ובקרך וצאנך ירביון וכסף וזהב ירבה לך וכל אשר לך ירבה, ורם לבבך ושכחת את השם אלוקיך המוציאך מארץ מצרים, ואמרת בלבבך כחי ועוצם ידי עשה לי את החיל הזה

“For everything that happens, there are teirutzim of why it happened like this and why like that. Hashem Yishmor, every day, Jews are being killed and the shemirah doesn’t help. At the moment, they wanted to deter lomdei Torah, the security situation became much worse. Suddenly, they gather together to attack.”

“The Torah upholds the world – when limmud Torah is strengthened, that’s what saves us. Like we say on leil haSeder ‘והיא שעמדה לאבותינו ולנו שבכל דור ודור עומדים עלינו לכלותנו והקב”ה מצילנו מידם”

“There are always those who want to destroy us in ruchniyus and gashmiyus – and we need to be mechazeik in continuing to learn Torah and HaKadosh Baruch Hu will save us today and every day.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

9 Responses

  1. Maybe because you started Bein Hazmanim?
    Perhaps it should be cancelled with the exception of the first and last day of Pesach?

  2. Perhaps the attack on Israel was precipitated by Hareidi rabbis opposing serving in the IDF or normal bein ha’zemanim, minus a day or twoii. Remember the power of Nevuah was inherited by shotim not rabbonim.

  3. LI Yid

    I do not think the Rav is blaming the Iranian attack on all the other Yeshivos and Kollels who sent their students out on vacation for several weeks over Yom Tov rather than keeping them learning in the beis medrash.

  4. There is a correlation-causation machlokes here: is it a draft attempt causing an attack, or maybe, an attack (that started 6 months ago) caused a need for more soldiers in the army and bitter feelings of some that their brothers are not supportive enough?

    I had a kid who thought that painkillers make her tired & sleepy (rather than having pain go away and letting her sleep).

    Tzarich iyun.

  5. Dr:
    Remember, Chacham adif miNavi and Netzach Yisrael lo Yishaker. The Rabbi stated a plain and logical interpretation of the Torah that, truthfully, doesn’t take a gadol to realize; just a lack of Zionist idolatry. That same Torah also obviously forbids Jews enlisting in the IDF. Always has and always will.

  6. Long island: Given the additional shmad and rebellion against G-d by the Zionists as mentioned by the Rabbis, it is far more likely that the rabbi is right than your proposal.

  7. But then they failed, so…. maybe it wasn’t that.
    The chareidi community needs to get off its elitist high horse. They don’t have the exclusive claim to Torah in EY.

  8. When Hashem told Avrohom he wants to destroy S’dom and it’s 4 neighbor’s because of their wickedness, Avrohom asked Hashem if He would save them in the merit of the righteous, and Hashem agreed he would. From that we see that the merit of the righteous can save an entire city of Reshaim. It’s the Torah that makes that connection!

  9. He is saying it was a miracle this happened
    But it says “reward for mitzvah is not in this world” this means though we know and Believe that God punish for bad and give good for mitzvah like it says in the rambam it is impossible for us to see this while we live the test of evil

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