HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita sees countless numbers of people seeking his advice and bracha, including people from all walks of life – Ashkenazim, Sephardim, frum, not-frum, litvish and chassidish.
The rav is quoted as recently saying to one visitor that with all the people who come to him he has come to realize “That Sephardim have less health issues and less serious issues.”
The rav explained that while Sephardim complain about discrimination in school, they seem to have less serious problems and this includes health issues.
When Rav Shalom Baruch Ganot asked the rav why he thinks this is so, the rav is quoted saying “Because the Sephardim are makpid to recite Shir HaShirim weekly” and there is a big segulah in reciting it weekly.
Rabbi Ganot is quoted by Kikar Shabbat adding “Maran did not make these remarks based on a comprehensive study but from his own feeling after meeting with so many people. There is no doubt that things show a keen perception from the rav regarding the tzoros of Am Yisrael and davens for them all the time.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)