Rav Edelstein: We are Experiencing Hevlei Mashiah
Ladaat reports that at the 61st Yarhei Kallah of the Ponovezh Yeshiva, Rav Gershon Edelstein Shlit"a said:
We find ourselves in a time of danger since from all directions, they are standing up against us to destroy us. Perhaps, we don't feel it, but this is our situation. One who goes deeper understands that we are experiencing Hevlei Mashiah [the birthpangs of Mashiah], and therefore, it is requested of us to increase our Torah and acts of kindness [as prescribed in Sanhedrin 98b].