Rav Chaim Kanievsky Performs “Upsherin” On Baal Teshuvah’s 13-Year Mane


rav-chaim-kanievskyIt was quite a fascinating sight today at noon at the home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Rechov Rashbam in Bnei Brak.

A baal teshuvah arrived at the home of the gadol hador and asked him if he would cut his hair. But this wouldn’t be any regular haircut. In fact, the gentleman had grown his hair for 13 years, with his tresses extending all the way down to his feet.

Rav Chaim immediately acquiesced and asked his family for a pair of scissors. He cut the man’s hair to cries “mazel tov.” He then asked the baal teshuvah to go ahead and have a full haircut performed, leaving peyos.

The 30-year-old baal teshuvah received Rav Chaim’s bracha and departed with great joy, uplifted by his encounter with the Sar HaTorah.

In other news, last night, at the Wagshal Hall in Bnei Brak, the wedding of a great-grandson of Rav Chaim and his mechutan, Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman was held. The chosson is a son of Rav Gedalya Honigsburg who is a son-in-law of Rav Shraga Shteinman, who is a son of Rav Shteinman and a son-in-law of Rav Chaim Kanievsky. Rav Shteinman served as mesader kiddushin and Rav Chaim received bracha achritah.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}