Hakaras Hatov

Word of the petirah of Hagaon Harav Nissim Karelitz, zt”l, brought back powerful personal memories for me.

When we started our project, b’siyatta diShmaya, to encourage people to buy inexpensive term life insurance, one of the first stops I made was to Rav Karelitz to ask for a letter of haskamah.

I shared with him that I am not a broker, and have no connection whatsoever with the selling of life insurance, and that my only concern was to help raise awareness and encourage families to buy term life insurance in order to help protect them if chas v’shalom there was a tragedy.

I will never forget the humility that this great posek exhibited, and the warmth and caring that he showed me. He graciously agreed to write a warm letter of approbation, and he gave me much chizuk in my efforts.

His letter opened doors for me at the homes of other Gedolei Yisrael, who also gave their own warm endorsements for this effort. Leading Roshei Yeshivah and Rabbanim signed on as well, and many yeshivos, kollelim and organizations have arranged for individual and group term life insurance policies for their members, where the group policies do not require any examination, or answering any questions.

It has helped in many situations in the past.

We are mispallel that Yidden and their families should live long and be healthy, and should not have to make use of these funds.

My hakaras hatov to Hagaon Harav Nissim Karelitz is tremendous.

May all Yidden have brachah l’tovah, and may Moshiach Tzidkeinu come quickly in our days.

Kol tuv l’tovah for all Yidden.


Albert Kahn