This morning, the bris of a great-great-grandson of the posek hador, Maran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and a great-grandson of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman and Rav Chaim Kanievsky, took place. The baby is a grandson of Rav Shraga Shteinman, a son of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman. Rav Shraga is a son-in-law of Rav Chaim Kanievsky. The baby’s father is Rav Gedalya Honigsberg, a R”M at Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Bnei Brak.
A few years ago, when Rav Honigsberg’s oldest son was born, Rav Elyashiv remarked that he would be able to be an eid, a witness, at his wedding, because, as a sixth generation descendant, he is not a halachic karov, a relative who is disqualified from eidus.
In other news, two weeks ago, a milestone was reached when Rav Yonason Honigsberg, a great-great-grandson of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, embarked on his career in harbotzas haTorah as a maggid shiur of Daf Yomi in the famous Itzkowitz Bais Medrash in Bnei Brak. Rav Honigsberg is a great-grandson of Rav Elyashiv’s son-in-law, Rav Chaim Kanievsky.