Chazon Ish Permits Soft Matza for Ashkenasim
A man told the Chazon Ish that he had only fours day to live.
The Chazon Ish opened a Chumash Bereishis, and said to him, "Look what HaShem created on the first day." "Look what HaShem created on the second day," and the third day, and the fourth day. "So, if the Creator of the World was able to create so many things in four days, don't you believe that in four days He can create a medicine for you which will heal you completely?"
Daven and plead with HaShem that He heal you.The gates of Tefila are never locked, especially before the Tefila of a sick person, which is Tefila at a time of Tzara.
Indeed he Davenned fervently and a miracle occurred. A new medicine was imported to Eretz Yisroel from America in the following days. This sick man was one of the first people that the medicine was tested on, and it became clear that the medicine was effective for the infection which was ravaging his body. Within a short time, the man was healed completely.
Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz,
the "Chazon Ish"
(1878 - 1953) The “Chazon Ish” devoted his life to the study of Torah, although he also learned sciences such as astronomy, anatomy, and mathematics, since he felt that a knowledge of these subjects was necessary for a full understanding of Jewish law and practice. In Vilna in 1911, Rav Karelitz began publishing the work for which he is best known, the “Chazon Ish.”
In 1933, he moved to Eretz Yisrael where he held no official positions and yet he became known as a worldwide authority on all matters relating to Jewish law and life. He considered man’s duty in life to be the constant study of Jewish law, aiming at the attainment of a maximum degree of perfection in religious observance.