Ashkenazic Gedolim Suggest Learning Mussar to Stem Tide of Violence and Tragedies
Kikar has an article that tells us that due to the recent tragedies and violence in the community, the Lithuanian and Hasidic Gedolim suggest to all to learn Mussar books in order to stem the tide. They say that no one is exempt from learning Mussar - whether it be Yeshiva boys, Kollel men, Ba'alei Batim, women, and children - everyone needs to learn Mussar.
Among the rabbis who came out with this declaration:
Rav Elyashiv Shlit"a
Rav Shteinman Shlit"a
Rav Vosner Shlit"a
Rav Kanievsky Shlit"a
Belzer Rebbe Shlit"a
Sanzer Rebbe Shlit"a
Vizhnitzer Rebbe Shlit"a
In an unrelated note, Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlit"a recently gave a shiur about the importance of Shenayim Mikra Ve'ehad Targum, and gave suggestions to people for whom it is difficult to do so. He put an exclamation mark on this by repeating a warning that those who do not do so will be punished.