R’ Kanievsky Visits R’ Elyashiv


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As is his custom, HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita on Sunday, motzei first day yomtov traveled to Yerushalayim as he does on Sukkos and Pesach to visit with his father-in-law, Maran Posek HaDor HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita.

A police vehicle was waiting for the rav’s arrival in the city, providing an escort to facilitate travel in the yomtov gridlock.

The rav’s first stop was Yeshiva Tifferes Yisrael in Givat Shaul, visiting the yeshivas bein hazmanim headed by HaGaon Rav Yisrael Meir Druk

From there the rav went to Shaare Zedek Medical Center to visit his shver in the intensive care unit. The posek hador has been admitted to Shaare Zedek for over two months. Rav Chaim was escorted by his son Rav Yitzchak Shaul Kanievsky, grandson Rav Aryeh Kanievsky and his driver, Rav Yeshayahu Epstein.

Rav Chaim entered the intensive care unit room on the eighth floor and recited the bracha Baruch ברוך שחלק מחכמתו ליראיו with Shem U’Malchus, recited 3 chapters of Tehillim and they left.

From there Rav Chaim traveled to the Kosel.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Has there been any change or update in the condition of the rav? Is he able to communicate or is he no long aware of his surroundings?