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Friday, April 17, 2015

Another Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlit"a Statement about Mashiah (UPDATED)

Rav Mishkovsky Shlit"a at the Lev L'Achim Gathering

2 Versions of what Rav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky Shlit"a said in the name of Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlit"a at the Lev L'Achim gathering in Bnei Brak this week:

1) forum, quoting Merkaz HaHadashot:

הגר"ח מישקובסקי במסר מיוחד ממרן הגר"ח קנייבסקי: "אנחנו באחת השעות הקריטיות לעם היהודי, מרן הגר"ח לאחד ממקורביו: 'תודיע לכלל ישראל שאנחנו בעיקבתא דמשיחא והאפשרות להינצל זה רק על ידי תורה וגמילות חסדים'. והוסיף מקורבו: 'לבני אברהם יצחק ויעקב גם אלא הנקראים חילוניים נתבקשתי להודיע בשם הגרח שהרוצה להינצל בדור הזה רק על ידי תורה וגמילות חסדים'.

My translation, adding relevant links:
The Ga'on Rav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky, in a special message from Maran Haga'on Rav Chaim Kanievsky:
We're in one of the critical hours for the Jewish nation.  Maran Haga'on Rav Chaim said to one of his associates:
You should inform Kelal Yisrael that we are in Ikveta Dimshiha, and the possibility to be saved is only via Torah and acts of kindness.  
And his associate added:
To the children of Avraham, Yitzhak, and Yaakov - even those who are called secular - I was requested to inform you in the name of the Ga'on Rav Chaim that one who wants to be saved in this generation [can only do so] via Torah and acts of kindness.

2) Sod1820:
הגאון רבי חזקיהו מישקוסקי שליט"א הקריא מכתב ממרן רבי חיים קניבסקי שליט"א בכינוס לב לאחים אתמול

בו הוא כותב שצריכים לקחת רמקול ולהכריז בכל הארץ כולל ישובים חילוניים שמשיח מגיע השנה ומי שרוצה לינצל שיעשה תשובה

מאת: סוד החשמל


אולי הספר שלנו שהגיע אליו והרב התפעל מאד
עשה את פעולתו ב"ה

My translation, adding relevant links:

The Ga'on Rabbi Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky Shlit"a read a letter from Maran Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Shlit"a in a Lev Le'achim gathering yesterday.

In it, he writes that we need to take a megaphone and announce throughout the land, including secular towns, that Mashiah is coming this year - and whoever wants to be saved should do Teshuva.

From: Sod HaHashmal [Rav Fish]


Perhaps, [this is due to] our book that reached him, and the rabbi was very impressed.
It did its job, Baruch Hashem.


Thanks to commenter Unknown for providing the link to the youtube video, which is below, starting at the 2:16:31 mark

UPDATE #2 (30 Nissan, 5775)

Thanks to commenter Itzhak Drahy, who informed me that Sod1820 has changed the wording of their post.  I therefore crossed the previous wording out since it was close, but not exactly accurate, as one can see from the video.  Part of the headline now reads:

הרב קנייבסקי. אנו ברגעים האחרונים לפני ביאת משיח לצאת עם רמקול ולהכריז בכל הארץ. מי שעושה תשובה ינצל


Harav Kanievsky: We are in the final moments before the coming of Mashiah. We should go out with a megaphone and announce throughout the land: "Whoever does Teshuva will be saved"


At Fri Apr 17, 04:05:00 PM 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this different from what he is purported to have said four years ago?
"It was also recently publicized that Rav Chaim Kanievsky said that we're currently at the end of Ikveta Dimshiha." Nov 25, 2011 (This Blog)

I'm sure Tshuva, Torah and acts of kindness were emphasized then and long before--what's so different now? Our enemies want to kill us? Old news. Frightening people may make them more fervent but not necessarily better human beings. True emunah and salvation comes from love not fear. Let's be good to one another because we truly love Hashem and our fellow Jews; not because we're scared of what will happen to us if we don't. Maybe that will bring Moshiach sooner...

At Fri Apr 17, 04:15:00 PM 2015, Blogger yaak said...

The Hiddush is more in the second version where "this year" is the key.

I agree that doing Mitzvot because of love of Hashem is the ideal. However, for the majority of people, there needs to be a concept of awe first. Love is an outgrowth of awe. Without the proper reverence, it becomes 60's style hippie love, which is meaningless.

At Fri Apr 17, 04:56:00 PM 2015, Blogger Unknown said...

please can you get a recording of his speech at

and please post it . i have a filter so i cant access it. thank you for everything

At Sun Apr 19, 05:41:00 AM 2015, Blogger יצחק, ירושלים said...

I just heard 5 minutes of rav Mishofsky's appearance in this video. Unfortunately nothing new from rav Kanievsky about any specific time. We are in ikveta demeshiha and should do thsuva etc. About this year specifically nothing.
Waiting for Him anytime. No pronostics, no calculations, no special wisdom, just Emuna Temima. Enough people suffering and Hashem is Rahum vé Hanun so He will of course send Him now.
Thanks Yaak for your work and Hodesh Tov
Itzhak. Yerushalaim.

At Sun Apr 19, 07:44:00 AM 2015, Blogger yaak said...


True, no time was specified, but he did mention that Mashiah is at the doorstep and mentioned "last few moments", etc.

It seemed like an urgency like never before.

At Sun Apr 19, 08:37:00 AM 2015, Blogger Leah said...

Not a judgment against my fellow Jews. It seems very much so if one looks, Moshiach is literally so close that one would have to be asleep not to see it.
The changes.and advancements in the past few months are frightening. The Arabs, Obama knows it and is a.tool who is part of the process...
Thank you Yaak for always.keeping us updated on this. True, only Hashem knows the exact time of Moshiach's arrival, yet we would be fools.not to see the quickness in.which already serious situations are further.deteriorating...
Torah and gemilut chessed is needed at this time more than ever..

At Sun Apr 19, 08:44:00 AM 2015, Blogger יצחק, ירושלים said...

Thanks for your prompt reaction. The nosakh of their post was recently updated and rectified in Sod1820 site according to the official video and the exact terms Rav Mishovsky used . Not in the Facebook page but "leat leat" or perhaps it's hard to modify a post there .
Still expecting for Mashiah immediately and wish to see you among us in Eretz Israel to receive Him together with you and your beloved.
Brakha veHatzlaha
Itzhak. Yerushalaim.

At Sun Apr 19, 10:27:00 AM 2015, Blogger yaak said...


Thanks for informing me. I updated the post.

At Sun Apr 19, 10:39:00 AM 2015, Blogger Neshama said...

Going around with a megaphone announcing for us to do teshuva is very immediate to me!

At Sun Apr 19, 10:54:00 AM 2015, Blogger יצחק, ירושלים said...

Iyshar koach Yaak.
As we know from pirkei avot that we are supposed to deal with specially now:
1- חכמים היזהרו בדבריכם
2 - המביא דבר בשם אומרו מביא גאולה לעולם
So perhaps thanks to the efforts to verify and bring the words with exactitude, Hashem will decide to bring the Geula now and without more delay!
Hodesh Tov.

At Wed Oct 14, 04:34:00 AM 2015, Blogger Unknown said...

I understand that Rav Kanievsky has said this before. He could say it every day.But when a tzaddik like Rav Kanievsky tells me to do tshuva, I shake in my boots like it was the first time I every heard the alef bet.


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