Gas Masks Are For Purim, Haredi Rabbi Says
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A senior haredi rabbi, Chaim Kanievsky, was asked what haredim should do regarding gas masks in light of the possible Syrian attack on Israel with chemical weapons.
According to a brief report in Yeshiva World based on a report in the haredi Hebrew-language news website Kikar HaShabbat, Kanievsky replied, “gas masks, they are for Purim!”
Kanievsky also reportedly ordered haredi yeshiva students to continue studying and to ignore the talk of war.