It is with tremendous anguish that we inform you of the passing of the Sar HaTorah, Maran HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, aged 94.

Rav Chaim was widely recognized for decades as the preeminent Gaon HaDor and the model of a one shakul b’torah day and night. The gadol famously finished kol hatorah kulah each year, making a siyum each erev pesach.

Hundreds of thousands of people sought his Brachos, advice and guidance over his lifetime, and he was the first person to be turned to in times of crisis and pain.

After the gadol hador suffered a massive heart attack, Hatzolah rushed to his home on Friday afternoon and were sadly unsuccessful.