Tremendous Chizuk in Bein Hazmanim Torah Study and Avoiding Technological Pitfalls
By Yechiel Sever
On motzei Shabbos Vayikra there was a great kenes in Bnei Brak to pray and to draw strength for the times ahead. The speeches in Bnei Brak were broadcast in botei medrash and shuls throughout Israel and even the entire world was a heartening and moving manifestation of Kiddush Hashem. The message conveyed so strongly was the need for increased toil-in-Torah, which was indeed internalized by tens of thousands of avreichim and bnei yeshiva. Who could not be impressed by the stirring words of HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman and HaRav Chaim Kanievsky at the Kinnus Bnei Yeshivos which took place motzei Shabbos parshas Vayikra in the Armonos Chen hall in Bnei Brak? The lessons were certainly absorbed by the tens of thousands in the remote locations as well.
The esteemed rabbonim urged everyone to intensify Torah study, especially during this bein hazmanim when it often weakens, and to preserve the form and character of the Torah student in face of the harsh decrees hovering over the Torah world, constituting a terrible threat, in the form of the army draft, which is, in effect, a decree of shmad, as outspokenly declared by gedolei Yisroel.