Good for those Jews who need permission to defend their own lives. Now you have permission to defend your life. You know – the one Gd gave you. The rest of us know that our lives are worth defending. But it’s something.
Note: Please do not comment on the picture here. Yes, I know he has his finger on the trigger. Yes, I know that’s stupid for all kinds of reasons. But the point of this article is the point.
The attached video is fascinating and the Psak Halacha is timely:
A Rav from Monsey asked Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky if guards with weapons should be posted at shuls in America due to the recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents.
Rav Chaim first answered that everyone should do as they want. But then Rav Chaim was told that the mispallelim want to do what the Rav tells them and Harav Chaim said not to post guards.
The second question was should some mispallelim acquire weapons to bring to shul?
Harav Chaim answered that they should if it’s pikuach nefesh.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)