Tefillos for Rav Nissim Karelitz


rav-nissim-karelitzRav Nissim Karelitz, rosh kollel of Kollel Chazon Ish in Bnei Brak, has been admitted to Mayanei Hayeshuah Hospital in Bnei Brak. He was taken there this afternoon from the home of his son, R’ Mordechai, on Rechov Rashbam.

The 89-year-old gaon, senior posek and member of the Moetzes Gedolei Torah of Degel Hatorah was examined by paramedics, who feared that he had contracted pneumonia. He has undergone a series of tests at the hospital, where he is under the close observation of the medical staff.

Rav Karelitz has been suffering from various ailments of late.

Rav Nissim, who was born in July 1926 in the town of Vilna, is the av bais din of the bais din of Bnei Brak and av bais din of the Ramat Aharon neighborhood. He is a nephew of the Chazon Ish, whose sister was Rav Nissim’s mother. His rebbetzin is a daughter of Rav Tzvi Hirsch Kopshitz and a great-granddaughter of Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld.

All are asked to daven for Rav Shmaryahu Yosef Nissim ben Basya l’refuah shlaymah.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. anyone ready to join together for a day of teshuva, kinnus & taanis? anyone ready to return to Hashem so we can save this great tzaddik’s life & not need him to be a korban for klal yisroel C”V. The RAMCHAL in Sefer Derech Hashem quotes, when klal yisroel is in a state of Sinning R”L, suffering & pain may be imposed upon a tzaddik as an atonement for his entire generation. In doing so the Tzaddik is raised to a level of leadership in Gan eden.

    may this not need to happen. we need our tzaddikim to guide us.

    May he have a refuah shleima very soon

  2. what a embarrassment for MATZAV to face Hashem in the olam Haemes for having a chance to wake up klal yisroel to teshuva-by posting the above message-& not doing it.

    what would I tell Hashem? its a honest true message from a sefer that you can see yourself…

    the problem MATZAV media has is a human problem that many people have CONFESSING & ADMITING that we are guilty & in need for teshuva to return to Hashem so the only way to deny it is by not posting it (OVER 4 HOURS AGO as it should have been). but you cant fool HASHEM. you will have to face & confess to Hashem that you are guilty.

    may you MATZAV be saved from tzaros