Skip to main content

Questions tagged [chazon-ish]

20th-Century Belarusian born Orthodox rabbi who later became one of the leaders of Haredi Judaism in Israel

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
1 answer
110 views

Baal Haleshem on Bitachon

I have seen several people mention the position of the R' Shlomo Elyashiv z"l, the "Baal Haleshem", on trust, bitachon. He seems to be one of the main sources for a position different ...
MichoelR's user avatar
  • 3,625
0 votes
1 answer
205 views

Breastfeeding on Shabbat

Is there any halachic concern with breastfeeding on Shabbat? I believe the Chazon Ish brought down one can’t milk a cow on shabbos (which I disagree with personally), but under his logic would a ...
Kirk's user avatar
  • 4,796
3 votes
0 answers
224 views

Learning advice from the Chazon Ish

The Chazon Ish, in his sefer Kovetz Igros Chazon Ish (paragraph 3), mentions a certain advice concerning Torah study. Rav Chaim Kanievsky zt"l mentions this teaching in his Orchos Yosher (p. 172; ...
Shmuel's user avatar
  • 10.5k
1 vote
1 answer
45 views

Finding the commentary of Chazon Ish on Yevamot

I'm following a reference to "Chazon Ish,Yev., par. 83, #6", which I think is his commentary on Yevamot. Can anyone help me find this source online? Many thanks.
Zarka's user avatar
  • 2,518
4 votes
1 answer
247 views

Chiddushei Torah and the Chazon Ish

In Orchos Yosher by Rav Chaim Kanievsky (chapter:"How Precious Are Sefarim", p. 156), it is said that the Chazon Ish believed that the one who benefited most from publishing Torah thoughts ...
Shmuel's user avatar
  • 10.5k
3 votes
1 answer
426 views

Using "‪ נשתנה הטבע ‬" to change a Talmudic rule

“It is a rule in the Talmud that, though a child born seven months after conception is viable (בר קיימא), one born after eight months is not viable. (It was a common belief in ancient medicine, also ...
Jmill388's user avatar
  • 370
3 votes
1 answer
108 views

What does this reference to Pirkei Avos mean in this letter of the Chazon Ish?

The Chazon Ish has a letter discussing shana rishona that is quoted in וידעת כי שלום אהלך by R Chayim Friedlander. In it,‎ the Chazon Ish encourages a husband in shana rishona to speak extensively to ...
ak0000's user avatar
  • 679
1 vote
0 answers
68 views

Chazon Ish understanding of "Baruch"

A recorded shiur from a Rav reported that the Chazon Ish held the kavana of the word "baruch" is "to praise" Hashem. After searching throughout the writings of the Chazon Ish on ...
NJM's user avatar
  • 14.3k
7 votes
1 answer
126 views

Machshirin 1:6: Chazon Ish's defence's of Bartenura's peirush

Machshirin 1:6 contains three clauses: When someone blows on lentils, the Sages say this counts as b'chi yutan. When someone hides their vegetables in a river from thieves, this doesn't count as b'...
Zarka's user avatar
  • 2,518
7 votes
1 answer
566 views

Why are there different versions of what Chazon Ish says is the size of an Amah?

Different sources have different information regarding the size of an Amah (all measurements are attributed to Chazon Ish): Halachipedia - 24 in. / 60.96 cm Dafyomi.co.il - 22.72 in. / 57.72 cm Daat....
DenverCoder1's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
546 views

Why does the Chazon Ish not allow supporting the schach with nailed planks?

The Chazon Ish in Hilchos Sukkah 143:2 writes: ולכן לדידן שאנו נוהגין להחמיר בדין המעמיד הסכך בדבר המקבל טומאה כדעת רמב"ן ור"ן, אין לקבוע הכלונסות במסמרים. Therefore according to us, who ...
RibbisRabbiAndMore's user avatar
4 votes
0 answers
246 views

Source for the Chazon Ish saying that long jackets are preferable?

I have heard it first hand from no less than two different rabbis, and seen it in various places (unsourced*) that the Chazon Ish held that short jackets were not tznius, and this is why certain ...
Qoheles's user avatar
  • 351
6 votes
1 answer
131 views

Looking for a Chazon Ish about developement of Minhagim

It has stuck in my head for a while now - roughly quoted as saying that one shouldn't mock minhagim that have developed in klal yisroel even if the origin seems dubious - as Hashem wouldn't allow ...
Tzvi's user avatar
  • 61
1 vote
0 answers
221 views

Quote from the Chazzon Ish about "Mizrachim"

I was having a discussion with someone tonight who quoted in the name of the Chazzon Ish that the "problem" with the "mizrachi" community (A very large group of Orthodox Jews in Israel that are also ...
Yehoshua's user avatar
  • 16.1k
0 votes
1 answer
204 views

Kollel avreichim who are not learning (properly) are rodfim?

I was told that Rav Amnon Yitzchak quoted the Chazon Ish saying that men in kollel who are not learning properly (or something to that effect) are considered rodfim. Can anyone source this Chazon Ish?...
Gavriel's user avatar
  • 9,728
0 votes
1 answer
365 views

Students of the Chazon Ish [closed]

Were there any living students of R. Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz on April 8, 2015, 20 Nisan, 5775?
mevaqesh's user avatar
  • 35.7k
5 votes
3 answers
1k views

The Chazon Ish's definition of bitachon

The Chazon Ish wrote in the book Emunah U'Bitachon Chapter 2 that the definition of bitachon is NOT the mistaken belief that when faced with 2 possible outcomes one must believe that the better (or ...
Gavriel's user avatar
  • 9,728
3 votes
3 answers
719 views

Is there a source where Emuna and Bitachon are described as separate ideas?

In the sefer Emuna UBitachon, the Chazon Ish popularized the idea that Emuna and Bitachon are really two parts of one idea, one being the belief in the idea, and one being the idea believed in. Is ...
user6591's user avatar
  • 33.8k
6 votes
1 answer
953 views

Source for story about Chazon Ish and mischief

I once heard a story along the lines of the following: A man brought his 7 or 8 year old son to meet the Chazon Ish. He wanted to show him what a masmid his son was. The Chazon Ish, after asking ...
Y     e     z's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
126 views

Ruling of the Chazon Ish on expelling an at-risk-of-nonobservance bad influence

In HaRav Aharon Feldman shlita book, "The Eye of the Storm", in the chapter entitled, "The Chazon Ish", Rav Feldman lists some questions that were asked to the Chazon Ish. One of them is, May a Rosh ...
Bochur613's user avatar
  • 4,667
3 votes
1 answer
168 views

'Removal of the evil inclination is like removal of the soul'

I saw recently (here) in the name of the Chazon Ish that 'removal of the evil inclination removes the soul'. Is there a written source for this (either in the writings of the Chazon Ish or elsewhere)?
הנער הזה's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
325 views

Posture for listening to Kiddush and Havdalah

I heard that when anyone else is listening to someone make kiddush or havdalah, l’chatchilah they must be either sitting or standing depending on what the person making kiddush or havdalah is doing. ...
Chiddushei Torah's user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
201 views

The Chazon Ish pronunciation

The Chazon Ish would tell the Shatz to be careful pronouncing בַּֽעַל גְּבוּרוֹת so it didn't come out as בַּֽל. What is a source that the Chazon Ish would do this?
Chiddushei Torah's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
130 views

looking for a source that free choice is only prior to our decission

I have heard in the name of the chazon ish "לפני מעשה - בידי אדם, לאחר מעשה - בידי שמים". would be grateful if someone can tell me the most reliable source for this.
rabbi's user avatar
  • 1,407
6 votes
0 answers
248 views

Source for Chazon Ish on What defines a Lamdan

I recently read an article and the author wrote the following: "The Chazon Ish described the true lamdan as “someone who spends three hours preparing to deliver a five-minute shiur, and when he is ...
Bochur613's user avatar
  • 4,667
2 votes
1 answer
284 views

Source(s) for Chazon Ish and Rav Shach's position on Ir Hanidachat

We have been learning a Gemara on Masechet Sanhedrin that brings a Braita talking about Ir Hanidachat. It's on טו: and as follows: דתניא עד כמה עושין עיר הנדחת מי׳ ועד ק׳ דברי רבי יאשיה רבי יונתן ...
samyb8's user avatar
  • 669
9 votes
1 answer
596 views

Chazon Ish and Medicine

I have recently studied the Chazon Ish's work Emunah U'Vitachon and in the opening pages, the Chazon Ish displays a vast knowledge of human anatomy. Also, the Chazon Ish successfully mapped out a plan ...
Bochur613's user avatar
  • 4,667
4 votes
2 answers
318 views

Measurements used in Halacha

What is the underlying argument between the Chazon Ish and Rabbi Chaim Naaeh and Reb Moshe Feinstein? I know they argue in amounts, but what is the underlying argument? How did each get the ...
SimchasTorah's user avatar
  • 33.3k
1 vote
6 answers
718 views

Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?

I have noticed that there are a few popular printings of the Mishna B'rura that come with footnote references to the Chazon Ish on each halacha where the two disagree (example). I have also noticed a ...
WAF's user avatar
  • 23.8k
5 votes
2 answers
3k views

Chazon Ish neurosurgery diagram [closed]

There is a well-known story about the Chazon Ish, where someone who was scheduled to undergo a neurosurgical procedure came to him for advice, and the Chazon Ish drew a diagram for the surgeon ...
Dave's user avatar
  • 21.1k