BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Rabbi Chaim Kanievski issued a letter Sunday in which he called on each and every Jew to increase the study of Torah since “Calamities only occur because of Yisrael” (Yevamot 63a) and Torah study has been weaker over the past year. [Due to the numerous elections in Israel as well as the coronavirus]
Rabbi Kanievski also called on those who can to fast at least half a day on Wednesday, and to say the prayer for Yom Kippur Katan before Mincha. He added that the prayers are more important than the fast and can help to prevent more infection.
Rav Chaim added that if one accepts upon himself beforehand to fast even half a day, he may say the Anenu prayer during Mincha.