Letter From Maran HaRav Chaim Kanievskey Regarding Manhattan Protest



This was written by the Steipler ZATZAL (father of YBLCT Maran Hagon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita), and printed in Kreina D’agrita. Under the letter Rav Chaim wrote the following words this morning: זה קידוש ה’ שדברי צדיקים קיימין

חיים קניבסקי

Many are saying that Rav Chaim is implying that people should protest in Manhattan.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Why is the heading “regarding” the protest and not “To ATTEND THE PROTEST” just as you wrote “not to attend protest” in the previous article?

  2. to #2
    Well, I think the previous letter is forged. DO the 2 brothers have the exact same handwriting??? see their signatures.

  3. to # 5 – you never signed for a relative before? . in any event it seems that the tzibur is following the non protest approach oppinion of rav chaim.

  4. This is very likely forged!
    I have found the exact same sentence in a letter by Rav Chaim on this website: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=146113
    Click to enlarge the image of the letter. Look at the second line of handwritten text in that letter, and you will see that you can find the sentence written below our more recent letter. It looks very much as though someone printed out the older letter and hand-traced it onto the new page (so it would look authentic – digital copy and paste looks way too obvious).