Rav Chaim Kanievsky Makes A Match

Rav Chaim Kanievsky Makes A Match

I loved this story, which I read this week on the blog Life in Israel. I really enjoy the Life in Israel daily Email. It helps me start off my day with an interesting story and a chuckle and a smile, as this story did…:

This is a great story about Rav Chaim Kanievsky…

Several months ago, a yeshiva student went to visit Rav Chaim Kanievsky in his house in Bnei Braq, in order to receive a blessing for finding a match.

When he got in to Rav Kanievsky, he explained that when he was younger he had performed an act of kindness that caused a large and ugly scar on his cheek. He felt that this scar was harming his ability to find a bride.

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 he should not hide the story from anyone anymore. He then gave the yeshiva student a blessing that he should quickly find his soul mate.

Soon after that, the student went out on a date. He decided he would tell his date right away the story behind his scar.

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

To his surprise, the girl he was dating told him, right when he finished his story, that she had been the daughter of that family that was being chased by the Arab. They reviewed the details of the story, and the young woman 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 his miraculous blessing.

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

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

Photo courtesy of Flickr.com user Weddings Malaysia

One comment

  1. Thanks for sharing that story! Love it.

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