Kiddush Hashem in Sderot

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As rockets continue to fall in Sderot with no end in site, much is being done by various Chesed organizations to ease the hardships of the residents. Bikur Ve’ezras Cholim, a Belz organization headed by Rav Chaim Mordechai Fried, distributed to many residents – including many who couldn’t squeeze their way onto the evacuation buses – cold drinks, warm and cold meals and snacks for children. City residents are still ridden with anxiety, but the volunteers tried to help at least by putting the children at ease and helping to provide them with food.

Some of the volunteers even rode on the evacuation buses or in the organization’s vehicles and met Sderot residents upon arrival at their respective destinations with a pleasant surprise: individual food baskets.

Numerous Magen David Adom and Ichud Hatzoloh medics arrived from the Noth voluntarily to assist the emergency and rescue teams in the city, staying in Sderot 24 hours a day.

Last week many American Yeshiva Bochrim studying in various Yeshivos throughout Eretz Yisroel visited Sderot to deliver Chizuk to the residents.

According to Arutz 7, this Shabbos, more than 1,000 Yeshiva Bochrim from the religious-Zionist sector will be spending Shabbos with their Roshei Yeshivos to deliver Chizuk to the residents. Before Shabbos they are scheduled to walk among the houses handing out flowers and sweets, and on Shabbos they will dance in the town’s Shuls.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I would like to hear an opinion from the gedolim of the Yeshiva world, either the Rosh Yeshivos or the poskim such as Rav Elyasiv shlit”a whether it is mutar to go to Sderot.

  2. To Tzoorba. Why dont you call him up if you are so concerned ? Is it really necessary to ask him on every single issue.

    We should be proud that people had the guts to go. If you are looking for an excuse not to go, you can always find one.

  3. Tzadik in Peltz,

    “To Tzoorba. Why dont you call him up if you are so concerned ? Is it really necessary to ask him on every single issue.

    We should be proud that people had the guts to go. If you are looking for an excuse not to go, you can always find one. ”

    I think it is important to know daas Torah on every single issue. It would be especially useful here since it would prevent silly and misguided articles like the one for this post which call something which is probably ossur a kiddush Hashem.

    If you need exciting places to go to, I know some interesting ones in NYC.

  4. Rav Fendels Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot has been going from door to door since Pesach bringing food, games, clothes to all the different neighborhoods in the city. Kol Hakavod to the baalei nechamas……

  5. justanobody, with regards to the BBC report today about Entebbe, what you’re saying could certainly be not far from the truth.

    As for the Daas Torah issue, I think that the fact that these boys are going to provide chizuk to their fellow Jews is a tremendous Kiddush Hashem.

    Whether or not they are correct, is a different matter, though it is one that should be asked of Daas Torah, IMHO.

  6. tzoorba “something which is probably ossur a kiddush hashem”, it seems
    you have the daas ‘torah’ so no need to check with the gadol anymore.

  7. To Tzoorba and anyone else, I would like to know if anyone of you asks your Gedolim if it’s permissible to live in New York City, given the crime and murder rate there? And perhaps since Israel’s under fire, we should “pack up & go home” — to where??? Did we accomplish ANYTHING positive by “leaving” [read: expelling our brothers from] Gush Katif? Please examine your logic. Is it permissible to drive a car, given the high rate of road accidents? Ein l’davar sof…sometimes one has to use his own brain, isn’t that why Hashem gave us one?