Questions tagged [chofetz-chaim]

Questions related to R' Yisroel Meir haKohen Kagan (Poupko), his philosophy, or his works.

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Chofetz Chaim Tefillin Minhag

Do we know the Chofetz Chaim's minhag with respect to Tefillin (i.e., how did he wrap the Tefillin around his arm and hand)? Or if there was a minhag generally in the Radun Yeshiva?
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Is shenayim mikra (only) a minhag according to the Chofetz Chaim?

R. Yisrael Meir Kagan writes that every Jewish man needs to know the weekly Torah portion and understand it. He says that the reason why all of Israel reads the verses twice and the translation once (...
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The case of the expanding heresy

Mitzvah # 387 in the Sefer Hachinuch is not to go astray towards heresy and licentiousness. In that mitzvah, the Sefer Hachinuch writes the following line: ענין לאו זה שנמנענו שלא ניחד מחשבותינו ...
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When did David Hamelech become the fourth leg of the Merkavah?

When did David Hamelech become the fourth leg of the Merkavah? The Sefer Rekanti Al Hatorah (toward the end of *Parshas Noach) cites the Zohar Chadash (P. Lech-Lecha) stating that David Hamelech ...
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Looking for a statement ascribed to the Chofetz Chaim

The Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur notes in the footnotes to U’nesaneh Tokef (p. 483 in the Rosh Hashanah one, p. 533 in the Yom Kippur one) that “the Chofetz Chaim used to say ...
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Meir Einei Yisroel on כבוד שמים [closed]

The Chofeitz Chayim says in Meir Einei Yisroel the following: "Why do we wait for Mashiach? Because we need parnassa, a cure for a disease, nachas from our children? Because someone in our family ...
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Middas chassidus with judging beinoni favourably contradiction

The Chofetz Chaim, in חלק א כלל ג סעיף ז writes about a beinoni וַאֲפִלּוּ אִם הַדָּבָר נוֹטֶה יוֹתֵר לְכַף חוֹבָה, (י) נָכוֹן מְּאֹד שֶׁיִּהְיֶה הַדָּבָר אֶצְּלוֹ כְּמוֹ סָפֵק וְאַל יַכְרִיעֵהוּ לְכַף חוֹבָה. ...
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The Chofetz Chaim on a meis mitzvah

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 ...
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Tefillin of the Chofetz Chaim

I was reading the Wikipedia article on R' Netanel Sofer, the inventor of tefillin gassot earlier and learned something which seems somewhat suspect: he was the sofer for the Chofetz Chaim's tefillin. ...
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Source for rumored ruling of the Chafetz Chaim regarding Bracha on dessert

The Laws of Brachos by Rabbi Binyamin Forst says the following on page 211 note 16. "Rumor has it that the Chafetz Chaim allegedly said, that in America, desserts are part of the meal and ...
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Loshon hora and Torah lectures

Where in hilchos loshon hora, does the chofetz chaim say that ridiculing Torah lectures is a form of loshon hora?
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Hashem testing a person

The Chofetz Chaim al Torah says, Chazal teach in bereishis rabbah, "Hashem does not elevate a person to greatness until He first tests him." Where in bereishis rabbah do chazal say this?
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The Chofetz Chaim's kiddush cup

I read somewhere (don't remember where) that the Chofetz Chaim used a kiddush cup that was a smaller shiur than he recommends to use in his Mishna Berurah. Can anyone verify this and/or explain the ...
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Is this the Chofetz Chaim? [closed]

What is the story behind this picture being known as the image of the great Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan(Chafetz Chaim)? Is it him in fact? Where does it come from? The only true picture (that I am aware ...
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Translation of Kuntres Tiferes Adam

Is there a English translation version of Kuntres Tiferes Adam by the Chofetz Chaim? Is there an online version as well?
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Chafez Chayim checked copies of (which) books?

I've heard that the Chafetz Chayim inspected each page of each printed copy of the Mishna B'rura to be sure that it was printed correctly (with no large ink splotches or the like). Is there a ...
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English translation of Sefer Machaneh Yisrael

Is there an English translation (preferably online) of the Chofetz Chaim's sefer Machaneh Yisrael (a guide for Jewish army conscripts), or other English works on the same topic?
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What's up with the Chafetz Chaim yeshiva guys?

I know they learn a lot slower, dress a little flashier, and learn more mussar than in most mainstream yeshivos, but can someone specify exactly what is the philosophy of the Chafetz Chaim yeshiva ...