Hasidic rabbis see Gaza rocket as sign to observe Shabbat

A number of rabbis are musing about the possible spiritual meanings behind Tuesday night’s rocket fired at Israel and have called upon residents in the area to strengthen their observance of Shabbat as a means of ensuring the area’s safety.

According to a report from popular haredi Kikar Hashabbat newsite, the Sadigora Rebbe, who heads that hasidic dynasty, said Wednesday that "We have merited to see miracles since the rocket did not injure anyone or cause damage to property," crediting this to the "thousands of Jews that observe Shabbat and the right to prayer [in Ashdod]."

The Sadigora Rebbe also took the location of where the rocket fell as a sign, since it fell close to the Big Fashion shopping mall, which is open on Shabbat. 

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hasidic-rabbis-see-rocket-as-a-sign-from-heaven-to-observe-Shabbat-404236

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