Kanievsky was known to study Torah 17 hours each day.[7] Eli Paley, the chairman of the Haredi Institute for Public Affairs, a Jerusalem-based research group, told The New York Times in January 2021 that Israel’s Haredi Orthodox community saw “their existence as relying on Rabbi Chaim and his Torah learning”.[7] He was regarded as the preeminent leader of the non-Hasidic portion of Israel’s Haredi Orthodox community as well.[6]