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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

News and updates about Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Israeli Rabbis on the subject of aliyah

From Zion the Torah will go forth.

Israeli Rabbis on the subject of aliyah

A Tzaddik’s protection

The departure of a Tzaddik from a city leaves an impact, but we have to know how to interpret that spiritually, not only tragically.

A Tzaddik’s protection

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: The secret meeting that changed the political map

Former minister reveals details of nighttime visit to leading rabbi's home and its far-reaching consequences.

The secret meeting that changed the political map

Grandson of sheikh: 'Rabbi Kanievsky's blessing spurs me to be a better Jew'

Grandson of sheikh, who received blessing from Rabbi Kanievsky, learns tractate in his memory.

'Rabbi Kanievsky's blessing spurs me to be a better Jew'

Parashat Shmini: Reb Chaim Kanievsky zt”l – Above nature

Seven is the natural number, eight is above nature. This week's parasha is "On the 8th day." How fitting for the shiva for Rav Kanievsky

Parashat Shmini: Reb Chaim Kanievsky zt”l – Above nature

Rabbi Kanievsky was pure humility, dedication, and righteousness

You don’t have to be ultra orthodox to understand that on Friday, we lost a true giant.

Rabbi Kanievsky was pure humility, dedication, and righteousness

Knesset Speaker's Twitter account slams haredim after Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral

Twitter account of Knesset Speaker blasts haredi sector, mocks Bnei Brak residents who welcomed mourners during Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral.

Knesset Speaker's Twitter account slams haredim

From Paris to Bnei Brak: Herzog pays condolence visit to Kanievsky family

President Herzog returns from France and immediately pays condolence visit to family of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky in Bnei Brak.

Herzog pays condolence visit to Kanievsky family

What did Rav Chaim tell the religious son of a secular father?

"Everything Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky said was judged according to his exceptional clarity in Jewish law -- it was astounding to see."

What did Rav Chaim tell the religious son of a secular father?

A peek into the life of a great man

One of the awe-inspiring stories about a Torah luminary who influence spans generations.

A peek into the life of a great man

Watch: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky remembered Beiter Jerusalem at soccer game

Beitar Jerusalem players wear black ribbons in memory of Rabbi Kanievsky at game against Hapoel Haifa. The crowd holds mourning signs.

Rabbi Kanievsky remembered at soccer gameplayer

Sun set, Sun rise: The continuum of Torah Sages

When one Torah Luminary passes, the Creator sees to it that another sun rises to continue the light.

Sun set, Sun rise: The continuum of Torah Sages

Rav Kanievsky zt"l on aliyah to Israel today

Rav Chaim Kanievsky's instructions about moving to Eretz Yisroel.

Rav Kanievsky zt"l on aliyah to Israel todayplayer

15 people hospitalized during Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral procession

MDA reports 15 mourners evacuated to hospital for treatment during Bnei Brak funeral procession for Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.

15 people hospitalized at Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral processionplayer

MDA: No serious injuries recorded during funeral

Just eleven people transported to hospital, all with minor injuries. Fears of tragic consequences of overcrowding thankfully unfounded.

MDA: No serious injuries recorded during funeral

Rav Chaim's son: He wouldn't sit down to eat without my mother

"If she was delayed more than a moment, he would open a sefer to learn," he added. "He was devoted only to the things that mattered."

Rav Chaim's son: He wouldn't sit down to eat without my motherplayer

'Rav Chaim wasn't interested in anything material at all'

Rabbi Elgazi explains Rabbi Kanievsky's unique ability to connect to every single Jew: "He wasn't interested in anything worldly."

'Rav Chaim wasn't interested in anything material at all'player

Rabbi Yehoshua Shapira: Rav Chaim was entirely Torah

"Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky was unique in our generation. The Torah is now clothed in mourning," says dean of Ramat Gan yeshiva.

Rabbi Yehoshua Shapira: Rav Chaim was entirely Torahplayer

Rabbi Edelstein: Each person should donate to Kupat Ha'ir

Everyone should donate 785 shekels, the gematria of Rav Chaim's name, l'ilui nishmato.

Rabbi Edelstein: Each person should donate to Kupat Ha'ir

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion describes dramatic encounter with Rabbi Kanievsky ztz"l

"When he ordered schools to close during the COVID epidemic, they all closed. The impact of his decisions was immense."

J'lem Mayor describes dramatic encounter with Rabbi Kanievskyplayer

His brother-in-law relates just one story of his greatness

"I wanted to hit the man, but Rabbi Kanievsky said to give him the money..."

His brother-in-law relates just one story of his greatness

Final arrangements made for funeral of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky ztz"l, to begin at noon

Major roads closed, thousands of police deployed, public urged to comply with instructions as up to a million expected to attend.

Final arrangements made for funeral which begins at noonplayer

Rabbi Kanievsky ztz"l through the eyes of a secular professor

"If only we in the secular community had someone like this, someone available to everyone, someone there for those in need."

Rabbi Kanievsky ztz"l through the eyes of a secular professor

MK Smotrich warns police likely to lose control of events at Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral

Former Transportation Minister: If police go to extreme of trying to avoid all risk & limit participation, crowds could break through.

Smotrich warns police likely to lose control of events

Before the funeral: Hundreds gather outside Rabbi Kanievsky's home

Netanyahu unable to leave rabbi's home due to the gathering, is rescued from a nearby apartment more than an hour later.

Hundreds gather outside Rabbi Kanievsky's home

Bereaved father: Prevent a second Meron disaster

Father of Yedidya Hayut who was killed in Meron disaster calls to prevent a recurrence of that tragedy during Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral.

'Prevent a second Meron disaster'player

'Rabbi Kanievsky died with a kiss'

'Grandson Yanky Kanievsky noticed a drop in the oxygen levels and understood the rabbi had passed away,' source tells Israel National News.

'Rabbi Kanievsky died with a kiss'

Brother-in-law of Rabbi Kanievsky: 'Do not endanger yourselves'

'Unthinkable that at funeral of Rabbi Kanievsky, people will be crushed and in danger,' brother-in-law Rabbi Zilberstein says.

Brother-in-law of Rabbi Kanievsky: 'Do not endanger yourselves'

Magen David Adom preparing for funeral of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Hundreds of first responders to be spread across funeral route, preparing to provide coverage to anyone in need.

Magen David Adom preparing for funeral of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

'Oy, oy': Rabbi Edelstein mourns colleague Rabbi Kanievsky

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein mourns passing of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Oy, oy! He had such merits, such devotion.'

'Oy, oy': Rabbi Edelstein mourns colleague Rabbi Kanievsky

A million people expected to attend Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral

Funeral procession to depart Rabbi's home at noon, for one of largest events ever in Israel's history.

A million people expected to attend Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral

One million people expected at Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral

The Tel Aviv Police have prepared a contingency plan for an event of this magnitude and will present it to authorities for approval.

One million people expected at Rabbi Kanievsky's funeral

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky has passed away

Medical teams were called to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky's home late this afternoon after the Rabbi fainted. He was declared dead soon after.

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky has passed away

Incredible verified blessing from Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

A relative of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is in great distress. He is tormented by creditors day and night.

Incredible verified blessing from Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Thousands of young women must protest Reform presence at Western Wall

Thousands of haredi young women will gather at Western Wall for prayers, in protest of Reform movement's agenda.

Thousands of women must protest Reform presence at Western Wall

Leading haredi rabbi: Father can report child's abuse to police

In newly-publicized video, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky responds to question on whether father may turn to police after son is hurt.

Leading haredi rabbi: Father can report child's abuse to police

Leading haredi rabbi: It's a 'great merit' to vaccinate children

As infection rates rise, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky calls on parents to vaccinate their children, promises that those who do can 'fear no evil.'

Leading haredi rabbi: It's a 'great merit' to vaccinate children

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky backs in-school vaccination campaign for kids

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky instructs school directors and Tamudei Torah to vaccinate the children following the threat of fifth wave of corona.

Rabbi Kanievsky backs in-school vaccination campaign for kids

A Peek Into Rav Kanievsky’s Closest Friendships

It’s not every day, however, that a person struggling is the friend of one of the most respected rabbanim in the world.

A Peek Into Rav Kanievsky’s Closest Friendships

Anti-vaxxers threaten elderly rabbi and his family

Anti-vaxxers are harassing those close to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky with hate mail, telephone harassment, and letters bearing outright threats.

Anti-vaxxers threaten elderly rabbi and his family