Rav Gershon Edelstein On Rocket Attacks: We Are Living On Nissim


Rav Gershon Edelstein, rosh yeshiva of Ponovezh Yeshiva, discussing the situation in the south of Israel, said: “We are living by miracles today.”

Rav Edelstein, who spoke Tuesday evening at his home, said, “In in order for the miracles to continue, everyone must grow stronger [in ruchniyus].”

Am Yisroel is in danger,” he continued. “Our nation is a sheep amongst of seventy wolves, and every nation hates us. It was like this after the Holocaust. It is a halacha that Eisav hates Yaakov. We do not always feel the danger, but we are living on miracles. And one of the miracles is that we don’t see the danger. The gentiles are ashamed to make trouble like the Nazis did, but even after the Holocaust there were some who were not ashamed and said that it was a pity that Hitler did not finish the job.”

Commenting on the situation in Gaza, Rav Edelstein said: “The south is not calm and you see more miracles. But in fact, all the time we live with miracles. We are surrounded by enemies, and even though there is a peace agreement, they all hate us. But to merit a continuation of the miracles, we need zechuyos.”

Rav Edelstein quoted Maran Rav Shach zt”l, who said that “even one machshavah, one thought,” in terms of ruchniyus improvement, could have a positive effect. “It can be chizuk in Torah study, a good thought, or maasim tovim. This brings zechuyos for all of Klal Yisroel, and even one person can make a difference. As the Chazon Ish said, one can see the influence of even one person.”

{Matzav.com Israel News}


  1. Funny gift bet Torah. Israel in daily a miracle. The gutters of society get cleaned by the citizen versed bid on better giving.

    Growing dark begging hate only wants more hate. Israel must know.

    Time favors verse in bible. The more you read the more Hashem works to heal us and keep us safe. No excuse for not every day Torah.


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