Compiled by Rabbi Shalom Meir Wallach
"Whoever studies Torah for its own sake merits many things. Not only that, but he is worth the entire world... People benefit from his counsel... and it bestows on him royalty, dominion, and acuteness in judgment. The secrets of the Torah are revealed to him, and he becomes an ever-flowing spring, like a stream that never ceases..."
- Avos 6:1 -
All this, and more, could be attributed to the Sar HaTorah, Rav Chaim Kanievsky, zt"l, who had learned and completed all of Torah, Written and Oral, each and every year from the time he was a young man. Not only was his knowledge of the revealed aspects of Torah evident, but so was his expertise in the mystical aspects, and hundreds of people streamed to his house each day seeking the counsel of the Prince of Torah.
Aside from Rav Chaim's teachings and advice, countless stories and firsthand witness accounts demonstrate the truth of the principle "a tzaddik decrees and the decree is fulfilled." His passing left an immense void, as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands who accompanied him to his final resting place.
In the Toras Chaim Haggadah, compiled by Rabbi Shalom Meir Wallach, one will find commentary on the Haggadah straight from Rav Chaim's own writings, advice on many and varied topics from shidduchim to chinuch to tefillah, and, of course, stories that inspire and impart memorable lessons for life.