Rav Chaim Kanievsky: I am Davening for the Kidnapped Boys Three Times a Day


rav-chaim-kanievsky-rav-lauLast night, the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel, Rav Dovid Lau, visited the residence of Rav Chaim Kanievsky in Bnei Brak.

Rav Lau went to consult with Rav Chaim on a number of issues related to the upcoming Shmittah year. During a lengthy conversation, he received a number of halachic rulings from Rav Chaim on the subject.

During the meeting, Rav Chaim told Rav Lau, “I daven three times a day for the kidnapped boys.”

Rav Chaim took a note out his pocket and showed it to the chief rabbi. On the note appeared the names of the three boys and their mothers.

Last night, Rav Chaim celebrated the marriage of a grandson, a son of his son, Rav Yitzchok Shaul Shaul Kanievsky, to a granddaughter of Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl, rov of the Old City of Yerushalayim.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. PLEASE PRAY FOR the 3 teenage Jews who were
    recently kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists:

    Yaakov Naftali Ben Rachel Devorah
    Gilad Michael Ben Bat Galim
    Eyal Ben Iris Teshura

    PLEASE PRAY FOR Alan Gross who is unjustly
    imprisoned in Cuba (Aba Chonah ben Hava Chana).

    PLEASE PRAY FOR for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin who is unjustly imprisoned (Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rivka).

  2. Wether a person has in mind specifically the 3 boys or doesn’t everyone who davens shemonei esrei 3 times a day is davening for these 3 boys anyways because we say a bracha to release the captured. However we should not minimize the strength that it has for a gadol or any person to daven specifically for these boys and just like r chaim kanievsky has the specific names of these three boys and when he davens he has them in mind so too every other yid should be doing the same even if you dont have time to say tehillim or seperate teffilos, you say the bracha in shemonei esrei just have names of these boys and look at them as you say the bracha and have in mind that these boys should get set free from wherever they are