Rav Chaim Kanievsky Returns Home for Shabbos


rav-chaim-kanievskyThe Sar Hatorah, Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky, has returned home after a three-day hospitalization. Rav Chaim, as reported here on Matzav.com, was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after he experienced high fever and chills. Noted askan and medical expert Reb Elimelech Feurer was consulted and an ambulance from Ezra L’Marpeh was dispatched to Rav Chaim’s home on Rechov Rashbam in Bnei Brak.

Doctors at Mayanei Hayeshuah Medical Center said that Rav Chaim suffered from cellulites, which subsequently spread. The doctors issued antibiotics kept Rav Chaim under close watch.

Rav Chaim, whose legendary wife, Rebbetzin Batsheva a”h, passed away just a few months ago, was surrounded by members of his immediate family who were in constant communication with the hospital’s physicians regarding Rav Chaim’s condition.

Throughout his stay, in the hospital, Rav Chaim carried on with his regular schedule of learning. The shtender he uses at his home was brought to his hospital room and a minyan for each tefillah took place in the room as well.

Prior to departing the hospital, Rav Chaim was mevaker choleh several patients and went to greet the doctors who had taken care of him to express his heartfelt hakoras hatov.

Rav Chaim is now at his home on Rechov Rashbam. Upon arrival, a minyan for Minchah was held at Rav Chaim’s home.

It is not clear if on Shabbos he will be able to daven in the nearby Lederman Shul where he customarily davens or if a minyan will be held in his home. Sources tell Matzav.com that the latter is more likely.

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

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Secular, check your information. Cellulitis is not a superficial infection, but rather a deep one. Once it spreads to other tissues, it can be fatal.

  2. Secular should be more careful with his diagnosis. Having experienced cellulitis, (‘shoshana’) myself,which included hospitalization ,Secular and everybody reading this should seriously consider shlomo zalman’s comment.

  3. Cellulitis is often confused with erysipelas. and clinically there might be some overlap (bacteria don’t often read the text book) It is an infection of skin and dermis. Nevertheless the treatment is the same i.e. IV antibiotics.