Ynet: “Thus, following the premier’s request for a blessing and the Jewish leaders’ requests for orders, Rabbi Brook went to visit Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak on Tuesday. The latter, despite being ill, agreed to see the guest and even granted Gurgenidze’s appeal, blessing the war-torn state. He also answered questions directed at him by the Jewish leaders in Georgia.
Other rabbis were convinced Shteinman had an auspicious effect on the battles in the region. “You can’t ignore the fact that during the precise moments in which the meeting took place at Rabbi Shteinman’s house, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced a ceasefire,” the Vaad’s public relations representative, Betzalel Kahan, told Ynet.”