VIDEO: HaRav Chaim Kanievsky ‘Farhers’ Bachurim from Yeshivas Ohr Sameach in Yerushalayim




Nineteen bachurim from Rabbi Shlomo Pollack’s shiur of the Beis Medrash in Ohr Sameach Yerushalayim were zoche to have a private audience with Rav Chaim Kanievsky at his home in Bnei Brak.

The bachurim had taken upon themselves to learn the last 12 blatt of the first perek of kiddushin shakla vtarya baal peh, a task difficult to accomplish. In turn Rabbi Pollack arranged for them to have an audience with HarRav Chaim Kanievsky.

When HaRav Chaim’s grandson R’ Yanky, informed the gadol hador that the bachurim of Ohr Sameach are in middle of learning the 12 blatt baal peh, and asked if the zaide wanted to farher them. HaRav Chaim said “Farher them? sure” and asked for a kiddushin.

After the gadol asked them a few questions and the bachurim of course answered correctly, the bachurim then asked if they can ask the gadol a question, to which he responded, “You want to ask me a question? Sure, go ahead.”

They asked a question on the parsha based on a gemara they had learned and HaRav Chaim answered with a big chiddush.

The nineteen bachurim, Ben Adler, Yehoshua Brown, Zev Etzel, Ezra Franco, David Feinberg, Yaakov Goldfein, Pinchos Horowitz, Itchy Isenberg, Menashe Leviav, Itamar Menachemi, David Rubenstein, Aryeh Samson, Gavin Shields, Chaim Dovid Siskin, Daniel Sous, Gavriel Geffen, Nosson Tzvi Walterman, Yehoshua Weiner and Binyamin Wolf, were zoche to leave the the house with a bracha from the gadol that they should become chassanim soon.

(S. Habira – YWN Israel)


  1. Thank you YWN…beautiful anecdote and interaction. For those who are familiar with these types of meetings, were the little pieces of papers handed to the rav by these bochurim at the end kvitlach with special requests??