Sunday, March 29, 2020

Rav Chaim Kanievski "Daven Without a Minyan" and Report Those Who Go

Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievski has ruled that at present one is obligated to daven in private without a minyan. 

Rav Chaim says that we are in a situation of Pikuach Nefesh (saving lives) and added that those who violate health ministry regulations are considered to be a rodef (one who is endangering people’s lives).

In the next few hours, a letter will be published by the rabbis of Bnei Brak calling on people not to organize ad hoc minyanim and to daven privately until after the coronavirus has gone. Moreover the rabbis will call on people not to learn in a Beis Midrash but rather in their homes.
Rav Chaim also ruled that one can report to the police any institution of shul which is violating health ministry regulations, even if it means officials will be fined or jailed for their actions.
Last week, chief rabbis David Lau and Yitzchak Yosef ruled to close all shuls and not hold any ceremonies inside them.
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Anonymous said...

Three weeks too late. How many deaths did this cause?

idolatry said...

Our “morality” industry is the most responsible for sexual exploitation and deaths (plus suicides). The 3 mortal sins we need to die for and not violate, they promote.

This “industry” should be less concerned about acquiring power (gate-keeping morality, also known as elitism/idolatry) and more concerned about coaching all of us on better ways to build trust and innovate win-win solutions to our problems.

In our new world, “gate-keeping” between cultural divides is becoming difficult. It's becoming self-evident that we have one team, one morality and one God.