Is Chaim Kanievsky Living or Dead?

Living or Dead? Celebrities, films, tv shows, birthdays, deaths ... your one-stop shop to satisfy your morbid curiosity.

Is Haredi rabbi in Israel Chaim Kanievsky dead? Or ... still alive?

Subscribe to Living or Dead news !!!

Celebrity death and birthday updates to your inbox!

Unsub at any time. We'll never sell your details.

Chaim Kanievsky

Haredi rabbi in Israel

Chaim Kanievsky is ...


Born 8 January 1928 in Pinsk
Died 18 March 2022 in Bnei Brak
Age 94 years, 2 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Israel
Place of burial Bnei Brak
Father Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky
Spouse Batsheva Kanievsky
Child Leah Koledetski, Shlomo Kanievsky and Chana Steinman
Occupation theologian, educator, rabbi and Posek
Relative Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz, Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, Yitzchok Zilberstein and Ezriel Auerbach
Educated at Yeshivat Tif'eret Tsiyon and Lomjer Yeshiva
Medical condition COVID-19

About Chaim Kanievsky

Chaim Kanievsky, the revered Haredi rabbi in Israel, has become a spiritual leader to thousands of followers worldwide. Born on January 8, 1928, in Pinsk, Poland, Kanievsky was raised in a family of distinguished rabbis and scholars. He moved to Israel in 1947 and quickly established himself as a leading authority on Jewish law and tradition.

Kanievsky's influence has grown steadily over the years, and he is now considered one of the most important figures in the Haredi community. His teachings and rulings on religious matters are widely respected and followed, and he has authored numerous books on Jewish law and philosophy.

Despite his advanced age, Kanievsky remains active and engaged in the community, often meeting with followers and offering guidance and advice. He is known for his humility and devotion to his faith, and his followers see him as a living embodiment of Jewish tradition and values.

Kanievsky's impact on the Haredi community has been significant, and his teachings continue to inspire and guide generations of Jews around the world. As one of the most respected and revered rabbis in Israel, he has earned a place in the pantheon of Jewish spiritual leaders.


1. "Chaim Kanievsky." Jewish Virtual Library, American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise,

2. "Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.", Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center,

About Death

Kanievsky died at his home in Bnei Brak on the Jewish holiday of Shushan Purim on March 18, 2022, at the age of 94. Around 750,000 mourners attended his funeral on March 20, 2022, making it one of the largest funerals in Israeli history, second only to Ovadia Yosef's funeral which had more than 850,000 in October 2013.

Content on these pages may not be correct and should not be relied upon as a reliable source of information.