Watch: Rav Chaim Kanievsky Says Emes is Harder Than Knowing All of Torah


Earlier this week, the bar mitzvah of a great-grandson of Rav Chaim Kanievsky was held in Bnei Brak.

The bar mitzvah bochur is a son of Rav Menachem Dovid Kanievsky and a grandson of Rav Shlomo Kanievsky and Rav Eliyahu Mann.

Rav Mann, as is known, is a close confidant of Rav Chaim Kanievsky and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ohr Yisroel.

At the bar mitzvah, Rav Mann spoke, and he related that Rav Chaim Kanievsky had encouraged the bar mitzvah bochur to strive to know kol haTorah kulah, both nigleh and nistar, while when asked what he should work on, the bar mitzvah bochur was told by Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman to strive to acquire the middah of emes, truthfulness.

Rav Mann posed the question: Which is more difficult? Learning all of the Torah or truly acquiring the middah of emes?

With a wide smile, Rav Chaim responded that emes is more difficult to attain.


David Steger – Israel