Friday, November 7, 2014
Ravaad Yerushalayim Speaks Out Against Visiting Har Habayis – Reiterates The Chiyuv Kores
In a discussion with talmidim this week Ravaad Eida Chareidis HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita spoke of the prohibition of visiting Har Habayis and the punishment of kores incurred by doing so. Rav Sternbuch said “HKBH is very angry about this as they speak in the name of the Torah, not to mention they cause terror attacks”.
The rav addressed his talmidim and spoke of a number of issues including visiting Har Habayis and the new giyur law in Israel. The rav explained the problem in Sodom was that the evil was incorporated into the law, creating a most dangerous situation. He explained that if one transgresses due to lust or simply wishing to be like the nations, that is bad but what is far worse is to declare the illegal legal and then turn it into a way of life.
The rav added this is what the Chazon Ish and the Brisker spoke of, that “Mizrochim” are the most dangerous and we must fight against them for they adopt an approach that includes compromise, compelling us to fight to the end.
The Ravaad added “What we have recently seen, hundreds going to Har Habayis despite the prohibition of kores and they are not satisfied with entering as tourists, but to prove that according to the Torah and state law Har Habayis is ours. On this HKBH is very angry since they are not transgressing because they enjoy it but justify their actions are purportedly acceptable to the Torah and halacha and showing us we too should join in. This leads to hatred and R”L we have already seen a number of sacrifices and they say there will be more sacrifices chas v’sholom until they remove themselves from Har Habayis”.
Regarding the new law pertaining to conversions, the rav explained that it was not sufficient for them that state law permitted anyone to convert who wished to but they davka wish to have these converts accepted in name of the Torah and this is worse than before. Therefore they are worse than those who transgress because they enjoy it, or those worshiping avoda zara to be like the nations because the new conversion law compels invalidating Torah Law. This is an unprecedented act of uprooting Yiddishkheit and HKBH’s main anger against Sodom stemmed from this, not that they were evil, but because they wanted everyone to believe they were acting lawfully.