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Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s Daughter Becomes Latest Victim of Threats from Anti-Vaxxers

By 12/20/2021 9:00 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Neither the Rabbi nor his family has been rendered safe from vicious threats, ever since the Rev encouraged the community to take vaccines. This time, his daughter- Rabitzin Leah Kolodetsky had to bear the brunt. 

Ever since Maran Harav Chaim’s support of Covid vaccines, his family has been in a constant state of fear over the assaults and threats that have come their way. This past week, Leah Kolodetsky, Rav Chaim’s daughter, was confronted, threatened, and verbally assaulted by a group of anti-vaxxers demanding to speak with her father.

Source: New York Times

As reported by local Israeli outlet Kikar Shabbos, Kolodetsky was hosting a reception for the community when a group of women confronted her and demanded to see her father immediately, so they could convince him to change his position. The group called her a “murderer” and other vicious names.

The Rebbetzin said, “A group approached me, one of them holding a stack of medical records, claiming to have saved many children from coronavirus without vaccines. They threatened not to leave until I brought them to my father and convinced him to release an anti-vaccine statement. I threatened to call the police but they still refused to leave. I explained that my father is not well and is not getting involved.”

She also told the news outlet that Rav Chaim had all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren vaccinated, based on extensive medical advice and research, and after much thought and discussion with experts on the matter- the Rabbi gave his verdict in support of the vaccine.


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