At the rally in Bnei Brak last week, Rabbi Yitzchok
a message from HaRav Aharon Leib Steinman, that HaRav
be publicized as widely as possible, since he believes that
the key to all the troubles that are afflicting us.
"We must emphasize and strengthen our efforts to make sholom
to try with all our powers to prevent machlokes and
In every case that there are two sides, if each side insists
position and is not ready to compromise, it lights a great
machlokes and creates and awesome and terrible
Hashem, Hashem yishmerenu, and this causes all of the
"In his Shemiras Haloshon (chapter 15) the Chofetz
says: `If there is machlokes in a house, it will
be destroyed. If there is machlokes in a beis
it will eventually disband, and even more, it will be
there is machlokes in a city, there will be bloodshed
city. Know that it is true; as long as there is peace in the
family, there is peace in the Heavenly family."
"In Chapter 2, the Chofetz Chaim wrote, `When one speaks
hora, it arouses a ruach ro'oh temei'oh that is
This goes up and causes, through the loshon hora,
and killing in the world, Rachmono litzlan.'
"One has to learn from the traits of Aharon Hakohen
to love peace and to pursue peace. He used to forfeit his
and even to lower himself in order to make peace among
find similarly in the Torah, that even the Holy Name that is
in holiness and purity is erased and blotted out in the water
to make peace between a man and his wife, so how much more
work on our character traits and defer to each other in order
machlokes and fights and to maximize peace in Yisroel.
this merit may no more catastrophe he heard of in our
HaRav Steinman believes that these insights are truly
crucial to our situation, and he specifically asked us to be
to publish them.