In the beginning of the week, Rav Eliezer Piletz, the rosh yeshiva of Tifrach, sent a shaliach to Maran HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita, asking if he should relocate the yeshiva in Bnei Brak due to the ongoing state of warfare in southern Israel.
The rosh yeshiva was instructed to stay put because “Torah protects”. Two days later, rockets struck Tifrach. Once again, a Rav Chaim Shlita was asked what to do, who responded that they must ask his father-in-law why he instructed the Grodna Yeshiva to relocate to Bnei Brak and if the same reasoning applies to Yifrach.
Rav Piletz then turned to Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita, explaining Rav Chaim’s instructions. Rav Elyashiv stated that indeed, one can say torah protects when talking about a place like Tifrach but Ashdod is a strategic target and the terrorists are working to hit, also because it is a major city. This makes it more dangerous. “Since today, we cannot daven for a revealed miracle; we must evacuate the yeshiva (Grodna) to a more secure location.”
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)