Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gedolim meet both In America and Eretz Yisrael regarding the assault on the Yeshiva world and Bnei Torah.

Members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah met Tuesday afternoon at Agudath Israel of America headquarters in New York City to discuss pressing matters on the American agenda and the current situation in Eretz Yisrael. (Hillel Engel/Agudath Israel)
Photo by Hillel Engel

The Moetzes gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael in America convened this week to discuss the gezeiros against bnei torah in Eretz yisrael, as well as other matters and challenges facing the frum Torah world. In attendance,  Rav Simcha Bunim Ehrnfeld the mattersdorfer Rav, Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky, Novominsker Rebbe Rav Yaakov Perlow, Rav Aaron Feldman, Rav Dovid Feinstein, Rav Malkiel Kotler, Chacham Rav Yosef Harari Raful and newly appointed member to the Moetzes Rav Yosef Frankel RY of Vyalopole.Rav Aaron schechter and Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin were not present and were in touch via telephone.

 The meeting was chaired by Reb Shlomo werdiger chairman of Agudah. Rav Shmuel kamenetzky and rav Aaron feldman who both returned from trips to Israel, recounted their meeting with Rav Shteinman how distraught he is over the draft on giyus bnei yeshivos and he asked that yeshivos in the Diaspora should be mechazek in Torah and Tefillah. Rav Chaim Dovid Zweibel, Rav Shlomo Gertzulin and Rav leibish becker updated the Moetzes gedolei Hatorah on progress within the Agudah.

Likewise, in Eretz Yisrael the ziknei Roshei yeshiva, Rav Shteinman Rav Chaim Kanievsky , Rav Dov Yoffe, Rav Gershon Eidelshtein, Rav Berel Povarsky have gathered at a chizuk event for bnei Torah. They called on all to strengthen the learning of mussar and to do maasim tovim bein adam lachaveiro. Rav Shteinman wished all a happy and healthy new year and  I"yh we will merit to see yeshuos.

1 comment:

  1. Tell me, why should thousands of families who either refuse, or can't because of cultural limitations, to take responsibility for their lives and country merit all of the intense hand-wringing, asifa-generating, protest-holding and general media-shrei'ing that's been going on the last number of months? Why, pray tell? I'm sure that issues such as child abuse and economic problems with families who are trying hard to make it - see this post here - are near and dear to rabbonim's hearts. But they really certainly don't publicly show it, not much in words and not much in deed. But the wall of silence is DEAFENING on these and other truly pressing matters. I'm asked by Moetzes and Ziknei rabbanim, as an American, to support the fight agaianst 'gezeiros sh'mad'