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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “A time of great crisis in the world.”

During the Sinai Campaign, the previous Belzer Rebbe, who was well known for his holiness and piety, stood for two full days in prayer.

He was not suspected of being a Zionist, nor did he suddenly become one.

But this was a time of great crisis in the world, and there are times when a person changes his mind in response to a crisis, even if not by dramatic declarations.

The hope is that, beyond a certain point, a person can no longer truly claim that a momentous event was a chance occurrence, and he will then understand that he requires rectification and that he must examine his deeds.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz