VIDEO ROUNDUP: Questions Posed To Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky TODAY About Coronavirus


Three questions were posed today to the Gadol Hador, Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky regarding coronavirus.

Rav Chaim was first asked by a French Rov if people return from France to Israel now, they will require going in to mandatory 14-day isolation and will miss “Parshas Zachor” this Shabbos with a Minyan as well as Megilla on Purim.

Rav Chaim responded that people should return to Eretz Yisroel anyways.

When pressed once again that they will not be able to go to Shul, Rav Chaim said they should return anyways and added “Shomer Mitzvah Lo Yeida Davar Ra”.

SEGULA AGAINST CORONAVIRUS: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky was asked by Yeshiva Bochur today what he should a person do to protect themselves. Rav Chaim responded “Learn Shas”.

An American Yeshiva Bochur asked Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky if he should return home to America now, or wait until the end of the Zman. Rav Chaim said he should stay in Yeshiva.

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  1. Given that he answered with “shomer mitzva lo yeda ra,” Rav Chaim seems to be saying that people SHOULD go to shul and, given that they are “shomer mitzvah,” no harm will come to the other congregants (as they will be protected).

    I know that the questioner did not understand Rav Chaim that way, but what else could he have meant?

    This is strong mussar, to teach us how much value we should place on going to Rav Chaim for halachic psak.

  2. In the first clip, I’m not sure what Rav Chaim, Shlita, is trying to convey by saying “Shomer Mitzvah Lo Yeida Davar Ra”. The she’ela is if one should come back to Israel, where he will likely NOT be able to fulfill the Mitzvos in question on account of the quarantine requirement – so what is the reason for recommending that they come back before Purim? Does anyone have any more information on this?

    an Israeli Yid