In Ginzei Hakodesh on page 333 it says the following:

"'The wise man buys mitzvos - particularly when we are speaking of 'meis mitzvah,' one that is neglected as if it were dead. It is well known that the Chofetz Chaim zt"l wrote that one who becomes involved in mitzvos that are considered 'meis' will have a greater reward than any other person."

Does anyone know where the Chofetz Chaim says this?


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He says it in Sefer Shmiras HaLashon (Shaar HaTorah ch. 10) here and here:

ידוע מש"כ בס"ח דמצוה שאין לה דורשין היא כמת מצוה

He goes on to discuss the general importance of meis mitzvah, but I dont see him writing explicitly that it carries greater reward.

  • Related judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/48907/… (The context where the Sefer Chassidim says it).
    – Yishai
    Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 17:48
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    @mevaqesh: Firstly, thank you very much for the quick response! Secondly, can you tell the exact words of where he says it? Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 18:08
  • BTW, the Sefer Chassidim (hebrewbooks.org/…) says that it is a great reward. (CC: @ChiddusheiTorah).
    – Yishai
    Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 20:21
  • @Yishai: What's the exact wording of the Sefer Chasidim? Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 22:53
  • @ChiddusheiTorah, ותקבל שכר גדול כנגד כולם
    – Yishai
    Commented Aug 10, 2015 at 16:55

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