Rabbi Links Ahmadinejad, Sick Rabbis and Prayer - Jewish World - News - Israel National News: Renowned rabbi Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman spoke this Saturday night regarding recent developments in Israel, where many great rabbis have fallen ill. Among those known to be seriously ill are Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef.
Rabbi Shteinman linked the spate of illnesses among Jewish leaders to foreign affairs – specifically, to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s nuclear program.
“We must realize there is a wicked man in Iran who is preparing a large bomb for us. He wishes to annihilate all the Jews, from the babies to the elders,” Rabbi Shteinman said.