Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, June 11, 2007

Rav Kanievsky Votes for Rivlin

Ruby Rivlin, candidate for Israel's President, was received warmly by Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita in Bnei Brak and received a blessing. The Rav is the son of the Steipler Rebbe, zs'l, the son-in-law of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Eliashiv Shlita, and nephew of the Chazon Ish, zs'l.

Although Rav Kanievsky is known to refrain from engaging in politics, he blessed Ruby Rivlin with "Blessing and Success". A close person to the Rav explained that the Steipler Rebbe said that Peres will never be elected to be Prime Minister, but nothing was said about Presidency. Rav Kanievsky said that Peres does not deserve to be Israel's president.

Charedim (religious) Jews told Rav Kanievsky that if Peres wins, there is big fear of Chillul HaShem.

Ruby Rivlin told the Rav that although his father was a professor, he was also a Talmid Chacham. He also said that his grandfather was head of Kollel. He said about himself, "I will do all the I can within my power to glorify the Torah. B'H, I did the best I could for our country and Am Israel and was never ashamed."




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו