Chaim Kanievsk Children: Meet Leah Koledetski, Chana Steinman, Deena Epstein, Rutie Tzivion, And Brachah Braverman.
Rav Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky was an Israeli Haredi rabbi and posek.
He was considered a leading authority in Haredi Jewish society. Known as “Prince of Torah,” much of his prominence came through Torah education and advice about Jewish law.
HaRav Chaim Kanievsky was born in Pinsk, Poland, on January 8, 1928, to Rabbi Yaakov Yaisrael Kanievsky, known as the “Steipler Gaon”, and Rebbitzen Miriam Karelitz (Pesha Miriam: Pesha was added), sister of Rabbi Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz, known as the “Chazon Ish”.
He was six years old when his family moved to Israel. Since his immigration, he did not even leave Israel for a moment.
Chaim Kanievsk Children: Meet Leah, Chana, Deena, Rutie, And Brachah
Chaim Kanievsky was married to Batsheva Esther Kanievsky. They were blessed with five children; Leah Koledetski, Chana Steinman, Deena Epstein, Rutie Tzivion, and Brachah Braverman.
Rabbi Kanievsky’s spouse died in 2011. He received thousands of visits each year from Jews seeking religious and Halachic advice at the time of his passing.
Until his death, Rabbi Kanievsky was, together with Ponevezh Yeshiva chief Rabbi Gershon Edelstein from the death of Rabbi Aharon Jehuda Shteinman in December 2017, was widely considered one of the leaders within the Israeli Haredi community.
Chaim Kanievsky was born on January 8, 1928, in Pinsk, Belarus and died on March 18, 2022, at the age of 94.