NOSTALGIC PHOTO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievskey Shlita With Rebbitzen Batsheva Kanievsky A’H Davening On Side Of Road


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kanNot much is known about the attached photo.

Seen is the Posek HaDor, Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievskey Shlita along with his late wife, Rebbitzen Batsheva Kanievskey A”H.

They are at the side of the road, both reading from Seforim.

It is unknown why they were sitting on the side of the road, where or when this photo was taken, or what they are both reciting.

We found it interesting, and hope you do to.

[Batsheva Esther Kanievsky was Niftar in 2011. She was the oldest daughter of Maran Hagaon HaRav Yosef Shalom Eliashiv ZATZAL]


  1. This photo looks so fake.
    1. Where are Reb Chaim’s legs? Unless he’s wearing light tan pants that blend in with the rocks. Or are his legs behind him somehow?
    2. The Rebbetzin is leaning precariously against a dirty highway sign. Does that make any sense, her leaning awkwardly like that?

    Yes, Editor, I did find it interesting how easily we can be duped by Photoshop.

  2. I believe that Maran Rabbeinu Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky and Rebbetzin Batsheva were on their way to a Brit Milah in Yerushalayim, where Reb Chaim was to be Sandak. The car broke down, so as the driver went to fix the car, The Gadol Hador and his Rebbetzin stopped to learn Torah and read Tehillim.

  3. This photo appears in Rebbetzin Kanievsky’s biography (Artscroll) on page 456, with basically the same description as provided by #4.

  4. To eliezer: your comment shows that you too a close look at this picture…. But not close enough;) far right is one leg ending with a shoe far left it the other leg. His kapota is draping over both and his ztisis are in the middle (he wears them over his shirt) photo shopped? No. In fact it’s a famous picture with a story which goes basically as #4 put it.

  5. It’s always so nice to see Gedolim in “everyday life” kind of pictures. it makes us feel that they are more human to us and we can therefore aspire to be like them (according to our own level). Thanks so much for the treat!

  6. #2 Photoshop truly can alter a picture to near entirety. However, what would be the excitement to photo-shop them by a highway sign in Israel? It’s an unlikely choice. If they were photo-shopped in front of Las Vegas, Tokyo, or in Antarctica THEN I would be questioning the validity and meaning of the photo.