Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shown New Book About His Shver


hashakdan-small[Photos below.] A new sefer on the posek hador, Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, is already in high demand, shortly after its release. “Hashakdan,” which has been published by Tuvia’s of Monsey, NY, describes various periods in the life of Maran Rav Elyashiv and has been greeted with enthusiasm both in chutz la’aaretz and in Eretz Hakodesh.

Yesterday, the author of the sefer visited Rav Chaim Kanievsky to show him final copy of the book on his father-in-law. Rav Chaim had been shown portions of the book while it was being prepared, but was now presented for the first time with the complete edition.
Rav Chaim expressed his satisfaction, stating that the book contains insightful and important details.

The book is a compilation of fascinating anecdotes and stories about Rav Elyashiv gathered from countless Torah journals, periodicals and other publications.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. pshat is simple. fact: this biography has information that is authentic and accurate without any discrepencies. if it was anything less that 100% accurate r’ elyashiv was there to clarify and correct before the printing. when a bio is written after “120” is when the facts can be colored a bit with no one to set the record straight.


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