Yidden Ask Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Why Are Babies Dying Suddenly?

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After a large number of recent sudden deaths of infants in the chareidi sector in Eretz Yisroel, several individuals visited the home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky to ask him about this tragic phenomenon. “Why has this been happening and in what are can we strengthen ourselves in order to prevent such tragedies in the future?”

Rav Chaim responded, “We do not know why Hashem causes such things to happen, and we don’t possess any power except for our mouth, when we engage in prayer that no further tragedy occur in our communities.”

Rav Chaim quoted the Gemara in Maseches Shabbos (32a) which states that before a person is sick, “his tefillah is accepted On High more than when it is prayed once one is already ill, at which time more merits are needed [for salvation].”

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel / Photos: Flash 87 Images

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  1. Look at this horrific list of children & infants nifat just in the last 5 weeks alone (since the beginning of 2016)
    19 NIFTAR IN ONLY 5 WEEKS R”L HOW CAN WE NOT BE CRYING OVER THE LOSS OF OUR INNOCENT BROTHERS & THE PAIN OF THEIR FAMILIES GOING THROUGH R”L
    1)Captain Yishai Russels-of Moshav Beit Meir of Jerusalem-killed at the Tzeilim base in southern Israel as a result of a training mishap involving a mortar shell-January 5 2016-23
    2)Tehila Ochayon,-from Rehovot, Israel-drowned in a hotel pool during a Chanuka Vacation-January 6 2016-6
    3)Moshe Refoel Mizrachi- grandson of Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul-Head wounds of being mishandled by a caregiver-January 7 2016-4 months old
    5)Child-of Ramot Shlomo in Yerushalyim-lost consciousness & went into Cardiac Arrest-January 10 2016-2
    6)Talia Zarihan-of Israel-suffered from a heart defect since birth-January 11 2016-18 months
    7)Child-of Kiryat Ata, Israel-did not awake the next morning, caused by “crib death”-January 12 2016-18 months
    8)Daniella Moffson,-Daughter of Michael & Sheera of the Upper East Side-killed in a bus accident in Honduras, -January 14 2016-21
    9)Devorah Stubin-of Passaic NJ-Found in car in the Passaic River-January 15 2016-24
    10)Chaim Kraus-son of Rochel Baila of Highland Park NJ-struck by a car in front of the Agudah shul-January 16 2016-6
    11)toddler boy-Of beitar Illit Israel-Passed away at home during sleeping-January 17 2016-2 years old
    12)Girl-of Ramot Beit Shemesh, Israel-did not awake next morning, caused by “crib death”-January 20 2016-1
    13)Shlomit Krigman-of the West Bank, Israel-Died of her wounds of a stabbing attack-January 26 2016-24
     14)Ari (Aryeh) Levin-son of Shaya & Leba Levin of Flatbush, Brooklyn.-Choked to death on his vomit after drinking his Alcholol-January 29 2016-26
    15)Refoel Tzvi Levine-son of Dovid of Lakewood-Niftar from taking drug overdose-February 2 2016-29
    16)Hadar Cohen-Of Or Yehuda Israel-Soldier Murdered at Shar Shechem in Jerusalem-February 3 2016-19
    17)Baby girl-of Bnei Brak Israel-did not awake next morning, caused by “crib death”-February 3 2016-1 year
    18)baby-of Modi’in Illit Israel-did not awake next morning, caused by “crib death”-February 4 2016-6 months
    19)baby-Of Jerusalem Israel-did not awake next morning, caused by “crib death”-February 4 2016-3 months

    Look at their tragic young ages niftar
    Do you think its coincidence?
    perhaps its finally time for a z’man of Teshuva Kinnus & Taanis. how sad & tragic must the situation in klal yisroel get C”V before we admit to ourselves that its time for us to finally get together as a nation & do teshuva?
    May all the nashamos have an aliya
    May all their families have a Nechama
    May we all do teshuva towards the geula very soon

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