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30.05.2024

What is the advantage of a secularist living in Bnei Brak?

Hgry"g Edelstein in a conversation following the election • How did the Chazon ish explain the violation of Shabbos in Petah Tikva? • What is the difference between a secularist living in an orthodox city and a secularist from another town?

What is the advantage of a secularist living in Bnei Brak?

Gedolei Yisrael referred to the election results, so, for example, Rosh Yeshiva of Panovicz Hgry"g Edelstein spoke during a weekly conversation, he referred to this issue:


"We are now after the election, Bnei Torah chose and voted for charedi representatives who are rabbinic agents and the purpose of the vote is to influence and increase Torah and fear of Heaven, the more representatives we have the greater the impact. But really we should know that each person can have more influence than that by learning Torah, and by prayer, if one will pray and beg for mercy on all of Klal Yisrael to maintain the Torah and fear of G-d, and prayer for spiritual issues, it does not return empty-handed."

"It is known what Rabbi Yisrael Salanter said about the Prushim who were in the city of Isitzchok, who would leave their homes for a long period of time by consent of their family and learned Torah alone in the Beis Midrash, and Hgry"s said that if the Perush in Isitzchok (Lithuania) stops learning-it has an imapct far and wide, and may cause Jews in Bialistock in Poland (a great distance) to open stores on Shabbos, because Shabbos observance of Jews in the distance is due to the impact of the those who study Torah day and night."

Hgry"g told a story which took place with the Chazon Ish zt"l many years ago in Petach Tikva, whose founders were Torah observant, and during its early days there was no public Shabbos violation like today, and even a secularist who wasn’t Shabbos observant was ashamed to violate Shabbos in public.

"Once a person was seen watering his garden in public on Shabbos, and people were shocked. They went to Bnei Brak to the Chazon Ish zt"l and asked him what to do. The Chazon Ish heard the question and thought a few moments and then he said that he isn't surprised, because if there are Shabbos observant Jews who are reliant on the eruv, even though one cannot rely on it, then they cause the secularists to violate Shabbos in public, because lack of strictness in halacha has an impact far and wide. However, the next time the eruv was broken, the Chazon Ish sent someone to fix it, so that people will not fall in a real prohibition.

It is known that there is a difference between a secularist who lives in Bnei Brak and those who live in other cities. A man who lives in Bnei Brak, and is around the atmosphere of Bnei Torah, it has an impact on him, and he has more sensitivity to any issues of kedusha", said Hgry"g.
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