The Rav warned about terrorist tunnels back in 2014
The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming One in a Generation Volume 2, where we can see that Rav Eliezer Berland was concerned about the tunnels the terrorists were building underneath Israel over four years’ ago:
THE CONVERSATION WITH RAV MORGENSTERN
As Operation Protective Edge raged on with no end in sight, on July 14, 2014, the Rav spoke on the phone with the kabbalist Rav Yitzchak Meir Morgenstern, back in Israel, to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shlomo of Karlin on 17 Tammuz 5774 (July 14, 2014).
The Rav told Rav Morgenstern: “Now, we will see big miracles, and no Jew will be killed anymore. I believe in you, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir; the tzaddikim have the power to ensure that no Jew will be killed anymore, and that people will do teshuvah because of the war.
“That’s how it was in 1973, in the Yom Kippur War, that the Jews did teshuvah, and all the baalei teshuvah came from 1973. Now, in this war, all the Jews will also do real teshuvah.
“Once, wars meant that we would just kill some terrorists. Now, they are firing rockets at us, and they have mountains of rockets without number, and they are building tunnels underneath Israel.
“Now it’s time to go pray at the Kosel and Chevron and at Rashbi’s kever, and to storm the heavens with our prayers, that no Jew will get killed. No Jew! No Jew! No Jew!
“The most important thing is to stop the war, and the rockets that are falling every day. We have to stop it. More than 20 Jews were killed in this war… They sacrificed themselves for Am Yisrael, and even though they weren’t mitzvah-observant, and they didn’t keep Shabbos, and they eat on Yom Kippur and don’t fast, the secular world really doesn’t know any better.
“The Jews that are walking into the fire now, they’re sacrificing themselves al kiddush Hashem, they’re walking into the fire. And we don’t have any idea who is sacrificing themselves for Am Yisrael.
“They could have dropped out of the army and done other things, but they are going with all of their enthusiasm, simply in order to save Jewish lives. And now we need to pray to stop the war.”
You can buy Volume I of One in a Generation HERE.