Contrast: J-Street-missing teenagers Kerry-kidnapping, despicable terrorist act
Ladaat.info reports on an incident that occurred this past Sunday in Antwerp, Belgium, when a group of Arabs threw stones at a bus transporting students from the "Talmud Torah" school. The police arrived to investigate the incident and took security tapes from the area. Thankfully, the children were uninjured.
HaGaon HaRav Amar’s Tefilla for the Kidnapped Teens
KikarHashabat relates that a grandfather of one of the kidnapped teens visited Rabbi Kanievsky and asked in which way we can strengthen ourselves. The Rav advised that men should learn the halachos of sheviit- shemitah, while women should accept Shabbos upon themselves earlier than the required time.
In the video below, the rabbi offers an explanation of shemitah which he expanded upon during a lecture on Parshat Behar from a couple of months ago.