Harav Moshe Wolfson, shlita: Hold On to the Achdus

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The three kidnapped Israeli yeshivah bachurim discovered murdered on Monday are in a “good place” now and do not have to be pitied, Harav Moshe Wolfson said on Tuesday.

Our job is to get the message Hashem is sending and “hold on to the achdus,” Harav Wolfson, Mashgiach of Yeshivah Torah Vodaath and Rav of Beis Medrash Emunas Yisrael, told Hamodia in a telephone conversation.

“Achdus, achdus,” the Mashgiach repeated. “Yidden were zocheh here to an unprecedented achdus. The entire Klal Yisrael, no matter who they are, participated in tefillah, had a deep interest. This achdus should persist. We shouldn’t let go of it.”

Eyal Yifrach (19), Yaakov Naftali Frankel (16), and Gilad Michael Shaar (16), Hashem yinkom damam, were elevated to the highest levels of Gan Eden since they were killed al kiddush Hashem, said Harav Wolfson, quoting the Zohar.

The Zohar adds that the Ribbono shel Olam has a cloak and all the persecutions visited upon Klal Yisrael are written on it with the blood of those killed al kiddush Hashem.

“Those bachurim are on the highest madreigos in Gan Eden now. Their aveiros don’t count, everything is forgiven…,” Harav Wolfson said. “They are Kedoshim.

“On these bachurim there is no [need to have] rachmanus — the rachmanus is on the families, [and] on Klal Yisrael that we are persecuted so much,” he said.

The outtake from the tragic saga must be that despite the differences of opinion different communities have, we all hold steadfast to that which unites us.

“There is a lot of machlokes lately by Yidden. This is a message that Hashem wants us to be united,” Harav Wolfson said. “But now that we did manifest such achdus, that achdus should continue in a happy way. We should participate in simchos by Yidden, not be jealous, not have petty arguments, not join parties one against another. Yiddenshould be b’achdus.”

“The Ribbono shel Olam wanted [our] achdus. The Ribbono shel Olam should help that we should show achdus in a happy way; we shouldn’t have to [have tragedies to bring out unity].”