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Monday, July 16, 2012

Tzanzer Rebbe Also Calls for 3-Day Round-the-clock Learning

According to Kikar, the Tzanzer Rebbe is the latest leader after Rav Shteinman to call for a 3-day-straight round-the-clock learning to avert the decree. 

He explained the verses:
For, lo, Thine enemies are in an uproar; and they that hate Thee have lifted up the head.
They hold crafty converse against Thy people, and take counsel against Thy treasured ones.
They have said: 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.'


by saying: "Kelal Yisrael throughout all the years of exile were afflicted with suffering.  Sometimes, the main suffering was from Jewish evil-doers who had removed the yoke [of Torah] who tried to convert to another religion, Rahmana Litzlan.  And in the time of the End of Days, in the Ikveta dimshiha, Assaf [the author of Psalm 83] saw with his Ru'ah Hakodesh that the troubles will be doubled - both from the inside and the outside."

The Rebbe went on to mention Rav Shteinman's call of 3-day non-stop learning, and noted that a previous Rebbe did the same during the Six Day War, which resulted in great miracles. 

He said that the learning shifts should be 4 hours long with at least 10 people per shift.  He called upon all Tzanz Yeshivot and Kollelim to implement this.

The Rebbe also explained the verse "and it is a time of trouble unto Jacob, but out of it shall he be saved".  He said that Yaakov is the pillar of Torah, so when there is a time of trouble for Yaakov - meaning when people are threatening those who spend their days learning Torah, the way to resolve the problem is by learning Torah itself, and that is the idea of "but out of it shall he be saved".

He added that this is good advice for any type of trouble we may face - all the more so when the trouble is a threat to Torah learning itself.

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