EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Looking for a Shidduch? Shiluach Ha’kan can help. So says Harav Chaim Kanievski Shlita. During Lakewood’s Yarchei Kallah last week led by the esteemed Magid Shiur Reb Lazer Apter Shlita, the group spent a day in Bnei Brak, vising some of the world’s biggest Gedolim.
One of the visits, were to Harav Chaim Kanievski, the son of the Steipler Gaon, to whom Reb Lazer Apter posed three questions.
One of the questions posed to the Gadol was based on a statement from Rav Kanievski in the Sefer ‘She’elas Rav’, where the Rav writes that a Segula to have a Ben Zachor, is to pay the tuition expenses of a Yasum (a child who lost a parent).
Based on that statement, Reb Apter asked the Rav if paying for the Yasum’s tuition is also a Segula for finding a Chasson, which Rav Apter explained is also a ‘Ben’.
The Rav chuckled, and so did the crowd, but the Rav instead offered an alternative Segula for finding a Shidduch, for both boys and girls.
“Shiluach Ha’kan”, Rav Chaim said.
Wishing to clarify the unexpected answer and seemingly unusual Segula, Rav Apter asked, “Iz ah Segulah Far ah Chosson?” (Is Shiluach Ha’kan a Segula for a Chosson?). To which Rav Chaim answered, “Far ah Shidduch”, adding, “Far ah Chosson un ah Kallah”.
Rav Apter asked further if paying for a Chasunah (for the poor) is also a Segula for a Shidduch, to which the Rav responded, “Efsher” (possibly).
Following the meeting, Rav Apter further clarified with the Rav that the father should be the one to perform the Mitzvah of Shluach Ha’kan. TLS.
(A full Yarchei Kallah roundup will be posted in the near future).
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