Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gedolei Yisroel Stand In Memory Of IDF Soldiers

Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Memorial Day, began on Tuesday night at sundown. It begins with the sounding of the siren 8:00PM – the most noticeable feature of the day. The siren is heard throughout the country twice, during which the entire nation observes a two-minute “standstill” of all traffic and daily activities.

Gedolei Yisroel showing their respect for IDF Soldiers killed while defending Eretz Yisroel.
At the “Sixth Kenessia Gedolah” held in Yerushalayim in 1980, a “Kail Malei Rachamim” was made for the memory of the previous Admorim, Rabonim and Roshei Yeshiva of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah as well as the IDF Soldiers that died Al Kiddush Hashem.
Gedolim who were standing during this Kail Malei Rachamim include, Rav Shach, Rav Moshe Feinstein, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, Rav Ruderman, the Gerrer Rebbe, the Vishnitzer Rebbe, the Slominer Rebbe, the Modizter Rebbe, and the Biala Rebbe.

R'Shlomo Zalman Auerbach z"l would go to Har Herzl if he wished to pray at "Kivrei Tzaddikim"


Chafraud-Depravitch said...

Of course there are haredim whose behavior is simply disgusting.

(At least he demonstrates that being an uber-religious Jew has nothing to do with being a righteous, decent human being.)

BigFatGetchka said...

Where is that qoute from Harav Shlomo Zalman from?

Anonymous said...

Rav Schach had one aniklech in IDF. Officier in the Paratrooper.

Anonymous said...

Rav Moshe Feinstein was not at the 1980 knesiah gedolah.

Had he been there I'm sure he would have stood but I'm sure that he or the other attendees been by a similar gathering somewhere in czarist Russia and someone included Russian soldiers in a Kel Moley Rachmim they would have remained standing then too.