"The Messiah has to come,” Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky said. “There needs to be an atonement" made for this generation so the Messiah can come, and those who died and were wounded in the attack had partially made that atonement through their suffering and deaths. And those Jews who are now afraid of more terror attacks will repent.
Above: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, left, and Rabbi Yitzhak Mordechai Hacohen Rubin, right
Dead Jews Necessary To Atone For Generation, Bring Messiah, Haredi Rabbinic Leader Says
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Rabbi Yitzhak Mordechai Hacohen Rubin, rabbi of the haredi synagogue, Kehilat Bnei Torah in Har Nof, Jerusalem, where a gruesome terror attack took place Tuesday, went to visit Ashkenazi haredi leader Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky in Bnei Brak. Kanievsky is widely regarded to be the second most important non-hasidic haredi leader in the world.
Rubin asked Kanievsky to agree to eulogize the four haredi rabbis killed in the attack, some of whom were beheaded and had their bodies mutilated by the Palestinian terrorists, Arutz Sheva reported.
A Druze police officer was also killed in the attack as he tried to rescue a Jewish woman fleeing from the terrorists.
The two Arab terrorists "came in with axes, with guns, they cut off heads…someone who was there from (United) Hatzalah told me they cut off the head completely, cut off hands, simply horrors," Rubin said, adding that survivors had arms and ears were cut off, eyes gouged out and brain damage from axe blows to their heads.
"I heard the story. The Messiah has to come,” Kanievsky said. “There needs to be an atonement" made for this generation so the Messiah can come, and those who died and were wounded in the attack had partially made that atonement through their suffering and deaths.
Rubin told Kanievsky that his congregants now "shake like fish" in shock and fear.
"G-d will help. Those who shake [with fear] will repent,” Kanievsky said.
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