Feb 28, 2011

Rav Chaim Kanievsky Makes A Shidduch

This is a great story about Rav Chaim Kanievsky. I am not sure why suddenly we are hearing all these miracle stories about Rav Kanievsky, but perhaps he is just a miracle worker.

Anyway, here is the story, as reported on the haredim WAP site:

Several months ago, a yeshiva bochur went to visit Rav Chaim Kanievsky in his house in Bnei Braq, in order to receive a bracha for finding a shidduch.

When he got in to Rav Kanievsky, he explained that when he was younger he had performed a chessed that caused a large and ugly scar on his cheek. He felt that this scar is harming his ability to find a shidduch.

Rav Chaim told the fellow that at his next date he should tell the girl exactly what had happened, what he had done and how he got the scar. Rav Kanievsky said not to hide it from anybody any longer. He then gave the bochur a bracha to quickly find his soul mate.

Soon after, he went out on a date. He decided he would tell her right away about his scar. He told her that when he was younger

The fellow related that when he was younger he had seen an Arab man chasing a haredi family in Jerusalem, in one of the neighborhoods. The fellow said he tried to help, but the Arab attacked him instead. As a result, he ended up with the large scar on his face.

To his surprise, the girl he was dating told him, right when he finished, that she had been the daughter of that family that was being chased at the time. They reviewed the details of the story, and she told him that she even remembered the name of the boy who had chased away the Arab.

Just a few days later, the two got engaged to each other.

After their engagement, they went to Rav Kanievsky to inform him of the engagement, and to thank him for the bracha.

When people asked Rav Kanievsky about the amazing shidduch, he responded that the wys of Hashem are hidden.

I have nothing to add. This is a great story.


  1. Where did you get this from? It's a story in one of Chaim Walder's books- "People Speak 1" I think.

    Came out about 10 years ago.

    NOT including the R' Chaim Kanievsky part- just a boy with a scar who had a hard time with shidduchim etc.

  2. wap.haredim.co.il (can only access via cellular internet access and not on wifi)

  3. There is no miracle here only a good piece of advice to anyone and a coincidence (that may or may not have happened in exactly the way it is related). His parting comment is right "God's ways are hidden". Not for us to look for miracles worked by rabbis.

  4. This is an old story. I read it years ago and it has nothing to do with R' Chaim Kanievsky

  5. Segulah for Shidduchim: Confront Arabs that are chasing people.

  6. (that was not a comment of mockery)


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