Rav Chaim Kanievsky Hospitalized


rav-chaim-kanievskyThe Sar Hatorah, Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky, was taken to the hospital this evening after he experienced symptoms of pneumonia.

Rav Chaim was first taken from his home on Rechov Rashbam in Bnei Brak to Mayanei Hayeshuah Medical Center for tests. Doctors subsequently decided to admit Rav Chaim and keep him at the hospital at least overnight to ensure that he receives proper care.

Two months ago, Rav Chaim was hospitalized due to cellulites.

In recent days, Rav Chaim had been feeling unwell and remained at home, where minyanim were held for him. Yesterday, he did go outside to go say Birkas Ha’illanos near his home.

Rav Chaim, whose legendary wife, Rebbetzin Batsheva a”h, passed away over Sukkos, is surrounded by members of his immediate family who are in constant communication with the hospital’s physicians regarding Rav Chaim’s condition.

It does not appear that Rav Chaim will be going this week to engage in the drawing of mayim shelanu or the baking of matzos as he customarily does ahead of Pesach.

All are asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Rav Shamaryahu Yosef Chaim ben Pesha Miriam.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Oy Ribbono Shel Oilam. How much more can we take? we are already a Dor Yosom. Please spare us the Tzar of these daily posts of our Gedolay Yisroel suffering. We need them and they need us to do more, be better and increase our Ahavas Yisroel.


    it is supposed to be a wake-up call from Hashem for klal yisroel to start doing teshuva ASAP
    i.e. when something happens to a person privately it is a message from Hashem to him alone BUT when something happens to a GADOL HADOR then it is a message to all of KLAL YISROEL, this tzaddik-8 others ALL IN CRITICAL CONDITION-is a message for teshuva before things get worse C”V

    WHAT ARE WE ALL WAITING FOR? has klal yisroel gotten the message from Hashem-waiting for us to start doing teshuva-have YOU done anything yet? how many more tragedies & Tzaddikim will it take C”V before we wake up & start doing teshuva? OVER 80 GEDOLEI HADOR have passed away within the past year R”L. HOW MANY MORE DO WE NEED TO LOSE C”V to let hashem know that we get the message for klal yisroel to start doing teshuva ASAP?

    MAY all these tzaddikim have a refuah shleima asap

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