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Interesting Prak: Say Prayer for the State, Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut

By Gldmeier @gldmeier
Here's an interesting psak from Rav Shteinman, as quoted by Rav Kolodetsky in the [DL affiliated] parsha sheet "Matzav Haruach"...
The psak was given in reference to a shul in Bnei Braq that used to be a Dati Leumi shul but was eventually taken over by the Haredi community. Haredi members of the shul asked Rav Shteinman what to do - must they continue saying the prayers for the State and for the IDF, along with the Yom Haatzmaut, Yom Yerushalayim and Yom Hazikaron prayers.
It seems that Rav Shteinman paskened that they must continue saying these tefillot so as not to abandon the minhagim of the place.
And, according to Rav Kolodetsky, the shul continues to say the various tefillot and the Haredi members invite people from the Bnei Akiva branch in Bnei Braq to lead the special services on Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, and even participate in the traditional flag dance in the shul after davening and say hallel with them.
According to Rav Kolodetsky, the one thing they don't say is the prayer for the State. He explains that the original DL community itself had stopped saying this prayer in the wake of the Disengagement from Gaza.
source: Kooker
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