Harav Aharon Feldman: We Have to Strengthen the Kol Yaakov

In a conversation with Hamodia, Harav Aharon Feldman, shlita, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Ner Yisrael, Baltimore, said:  “It is superfluous to condemn murder. Our community does not need condemnations of murder. We do not need to condemn something that is condemned by our culture like no other culture in history.”

The Rosh Yeshivah expounded on the verse Hakol kol Yaakov v’hayedayim yedei Esav (a reference to the two ‘voices’ of Klal Yisrael, Torah and tefillah, in contrast to the military weaponry [“arms”] of the nations).  “When the kol Yaakov stops, the yadayim become yedei Esav. We have to strengthen the kol Yaakov or else. …”