In a rare occurrence, Rav Chaim Kanievsky took precious moments from his chaotic schedule this week in order to pen a handwritten, urgent letter. The request was written on behalf of an anonymous talmid chacham, whose character the Rav is vouching for personally.
The letter [below] describes the man in question as a “talmid chacham and yirei shomayim” and a “gavra rabba.” These terms written by Rav Kanievsky, who is known to be meticulously concise in his speech, are especially powerful.
Though details have remained concealed in order to protect the man’s privacy, he is reportedly in a situation of great danger, which could chas v’shalom result in death.
The matter is detailed explicitly as “pikuach nefesh,” and the Rav has personally requested that Kupat Ha’Ir open an emergency campaign on his behalf. Those who donate to save the anonymous talmid chacham’s life will receive the bracha outlined in the letter below for hatzlocha in their dealings, with an option to add their name to Rav Kanievsky’s prayer list for the end of the tekufa of Shovavim.