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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gerer Rebbe retracts his "no going to Kosel" comment


It is reported on Wednesday afternoon that statements attributed to HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita and the Gerer Rebbe Shlita pertaining to not visiting the Kosel are inaccurate.


It is now reported that Rav Kanievsky stated that one may visit the Kosel but one should take the route that has more security, not an isolated or unprotected route.

While this is the entire clarification, one might extrapolate the Gadol Hador feels one should go via Shar Yaffo (Jaffa Gate) and not Shar Shechem, which compels one to walk through the Arab shuk.

Regarding statements attributed to the Gerrer Rebbe, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman is quoted on Wednesday explaining the Rebbe never said what was attributed to him. He did not add any information.

In the interim, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita continues calling on Klal Yisrael to come and be mispallel at the Kosel.

1 comment:

concerned said...

It is important to point out, that even the retraction, might very well be more to the left/anti Zion, then Reb Yosef Chaim Sonenfeld Ztz"l.....

In the famous book (Hebrew, and english) Ha'ish AL Hachomah, a scenario similar to today's is told.... Jews were being attacked, and many insisted it was Pikuach Nefesh to go thru the Shaar Schechem.....

But the founder of "Kanaus" disagreed. He insisted on walking thru that gate, as to not concede to the Arabs a place in Aretz Yisroel!