Jerusalem – Concerned that their city might also become a target for Gazan missiles, many religious Jews in Bnei Brak have turned to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky for advice as tensions continue to escalate in Israel and the threat of a ground war in Gaza remains imminent.
Seeking to allay the fears of his neighbors, Yediot Ahronoth reports (http://bit.ly/SbQyFl) that Rabbi Kanievsky published a letter on the front page of the Yated Ne’eman wherein he promised that “there is nothing to be afraid of” because “there will be no bombs in Bnei Brak.”
Rabbi Kanievsky, the nephew of the Chazon Ish, cites his uncle’s words as evidence that the residents of Bnei Brak will be protected, saying, “When Chazon Ish of blessed memory (Rabbi Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz) said that there will be no bombs in Bnei Brak…that will certainly happen today, too,” Rabbi Kanievsky wrote.
“The words of righteous men are not necessarily abolished after their death,” he added, as a means of explaining that the Chazon Ish’s promise still holds true.
It is well-known that during the Gulf War, missiles landed in cities surrounding Bnei Brak, but not a single missile landed inside the city itself.