Guided by the ruling of HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, tens of thousands of women are expected to attend a massive rally against the threats of these times, to be held on motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach, the eve of Kislev 18th, and to be broadcast live. Rather than converge on a central location, the participants will go to central shuls throughout the country.
As reported by a special delegation of rabbonim who visited the home of the Rosh Yeshiva several weeks ago, the green light [for holding a women's rally in shuls] was explained as follows, "This rally is vital and essential, and as such, constitutes grounds for `a time to act for Hashem', since it is of life-saving importance."
A delegation of the organizers of the rally visited HaRav Nissim Karelitz, together with HaRav Sariel Rosenberg. HaRav Karelitz declared, "This rally is highly necessary; it is an obligation of the times involving salvaging souls from threatening things." He added, "Those who find it necessary to use Internet for reasons of livelihood should do so only according to the guidelines of the rabbonim." Regarding the upcoming rally, he noted that in the past, the Chofetz Chaim also assembled the women of Vilna in that city's shuls in 5691, also on Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach, to fortify issues regarding the Jewish home.
HaRav Chaim Kanievsky joined the Rosh Yeshiva's call as to assembling the women in the country's shuls, saying, "The issue applies to every home and it is a mitzvah for all the women to attend this rally."
As reported to Yated Ne'eman on Friday, when the rally's organizers visited the home of HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, he said, "The use of Internet and other forbidden communication devices constitute terrible violations and there is a great need for ongoing chizuk, and when [such a rally] takes place with such huge numbers, it can certainly have a greater impact."
The gabboim of the various communities and botei knesses interested in having the rally relayed live via satellite should contact the Center for Protection Against Technological Hazards: 1599-550-330.