Rabbi Haim Kaniewski

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky ( הרב חיים קנייבסקי ) is a Haredi Judaism rabbi and posek ("decisor of Jewish law") living in Bnei Brak, Israel.

He is the author of several works of halakha, such as Derech Emunoh ("The Path of Faith"), on agricultural laws and Shoneh Halachos (a systematic presentation of the popular work Mishnah Berurah). His Halakhic rulings regarding prayer are recorded in Ishei Yisroel.

He is the son of Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky ("the Steipler"), the son-in-law of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, and nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yeshayahu Karelitz (the Chazon Ish), all prominent posek authorities of the 20th century.

Rabbi Kanievsky is known to refrain from engaging in politics.

Thousands of people visit the holy rabbi yearly, seeking Torah oriented advice on various topics.