Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky Affirms Stance of Rav Shteinman and Rav Kanievsky Not to Attend Sunday Protest

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rav-shmuel-kamenetzky[Letter below.] Maran Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva of Philadelphia and senior member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel, released a letter a short while ago regarding the question of whether the American Olam Hayeshivos should participate in a http://matzav.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifprotest rally to be held this Sunday in Manhattan against Israeli efforts to draft chareidim into the IDF.

Rav Kamenetsky says that, in accordance with the views of Maran Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman and Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky, bnei yeshiva should not attend, as the proper response to the current gezeirah is not to hold hafganos or protests, but to strengthen and increase the study of Torah and tefillah.

Rav Kamenetsky writes that this opinion of Rav Shteinman and Rav Chaim Kanievsky was affirmed to him in a letter today, signed by Rav Chaim himself.

Click here to read the letter.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Rav Shmuel is gadol hador in America
    Rav Shteinman and Rav Chaim are the gedolim in EY
    End of story.
    We have been told what to do.
    Now it is our achrayus to listen. Period.

  2. How fortunate we are to have a prince of a gadol like Maran Rav Shmuel. As a talmid I can tell you that I am inspired just by hearing about him. How lucky we are!

    Good Shabbos

  3. We are united under the banner
    of Rav Aharon Laib, Rav Chayim
    and Rav Shmuuell and we march proudly
    at their guidance.
    Ashrei to us that we have such
    May we see Moshiyach soon.

  4. Its pouring outside! Should I wear my Shabbos hat & take a chance of ruining it or should just take my old shmatta hat? Its Rosh Chodesh & I want to look normal. My shoes, forget it!

  5. Spread the word.

    Some people are trying to confuse people and are claiming that Rav Chaim shlit”a took an opposite position. Make sure your friends are not fooled by them and their unsubstantiated rumors.

  6. This is a huge siman Tov! May HKB”H see our ready acceptance and extreme thirst for straight psak din. We WANT mussar, we WANT halacha, we WANT to do H’s bidding.
    With an unprecedented 17 comment within momwnts of ths post, we have a good proof we are awaiting and hopefully ready for moshiach – at any and all costs!


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