Feb 17, 2019

Rav Chaim Kanievsky is not a prophet

Remember the time Rav Chaim Kanievsky recently told someone that mashiach will be coming to redeem us before the upcoming Israeli elections? It seems his daughter, Rebbetzin Kolodetzky, also repeated this in his name to her followers. Rebbetzin Kolodetzky strengthened the idea by adding instructions to people that they should prepare their Shabbos finest and musical instrument in preparation to greet mashiach in the coming weeks.

In case you were getting excited in anticipation, Rabbi Yitzchak Kolodetzky, Rav Kanievsky's son in law and husband of Rebbetzin Kolodetzky, has thrown a damper on that prediction.

Rabbi Kolodetzky has explained that Rav Chaim Kanievsky is not a prophet and is not in the mashiach prediction business and he does not actually know the date mashiach will be actually coming to redeem us.

According to Kikar, Rav Kolodetzky explains that Rav Kanievsky, like all gedolei yisrael, has a deep belief in the 13 Principles of Faith and all his life has waited expectantly for mashiach to come on a daily basis. When asked about questions further into the future, the answer comes naturally to him and bursts out expressing that one need not worry too far in advance as mashiach will come prior. Rav Chaim Kanievsky is not making a prediction and does not know the future date of mashiach's arrival and regularly says only a prophet can know such a thing, and he is not a prophet.

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1 comment:

  1. I registered my whole family for private siudi insurance and contemplating every other day if it is for the few hundred sheks a month. If Mashiach is coming soon, I could put a stop on that....


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