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Click here to see this video that has been making the rounds on Jewish sites recently has a short scene of the Chafetz Chaim. Here are some screen caps:


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I have heard the same rumour. I found the following by Rav Aviner. He was asked that whether the Kiddush cup of the Chafetz Chaim was like the measurement of Ha-Rav Chaim Naeh and not like that of the Chazon Ish.   His answer was This is brought by Ha-Rav Moshe Karp as testified by the Chafetz Chaim's grandson, Ha-Rav Hillel Zacks, the Rav of the ...


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The Chafetz Chaim in his preface seems to address all your questions (and then some!). While the entire preface (and book) is well written (not that it needs my approbation!), I will try to quote some of the relevant bits that more directly address your questions. Does anyone know of good sources for Hilchos Lashon Hora from before the Chofetz Chaim? Other ...


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From what I've seen, the books available at https://chafetzchayim.org/ seem to be a fairly straightforward translation of almost all the works if the Chafetz Chaim. You can see for yourself if you like the format, as they have full and complete text documents of their work available for anyone to read. Here is the page for their Sefer Chafetz Chaim, scroll ...


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This may be a reference to what his son writes in the first section of שיחות החפץ חיים דרכיו נמוקיו ושיחותיו מחיי אבא in #27: לא ישר היה בעיניו דרכי בימי נעורי ששקעתי בעניני חסד ובעניני צבור לכונן ולתקן דברים הרבה ובשביל זה בטלתי מלמודי הרבה זמנים באמרו לי כי לתקן ולספק צרכי עדה הקטנה ביותר אף של חמישים משפחות לא יספיק זמן של כל החיים והאם זוהי דרך הישרה ...


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R. Yitzchak Yosef in Yalkut Yosef Mo'adim 406:17 rules that if one spoke Leshon Hara about his fellow, and the victim is unaware of this, he should not explicitly confess his sin to the victim, but instead should seek forgiveness from him in a general manner. In the footnote, he notes that this ruling follows the opinion of R. S Z Auerbach (who himself ...


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Re: question 1. The Sefer Ha-Chinuch is addressing the prohibition of לא תתורו, which means (in a translated version of the Rambam's words) "We should not turn our minds to these matters, think about them, or be drawn after the thoughts of our hearts." Therefore, the Sefer Ha-Chinuch states that thinking about such ideas may lead to heresy--because even ...


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This is likely their source (Ahavat Chessed, sec. hatimat ha'sefer): דידוע דחיוב צדקה וחסד תלוי לפי המקבל ולפי הנותן... בימים הראשונים שהאדם היה מצמצם הנהגת מחיתו מאד, ולא היה מוציא שום דבר על איזה ענין יתר, כי אם על הכרחיות, היה די במעט המעות שהכין לצדקה וחסד לצאת ידי המצוה על פי הדחק; מה שאין כן כהיום, שמצוי, בעונותינו הרבים, שהרבה והרבה מהמעות הולכין ...


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Rabbi Daniel Neustadt says the following in note 3 of Weekly Halacha Several sources report that the Chafetz Chayim eventually changed his ruling and exempted cooked fruits served as dessert from a blessing; see Orchos Rabbeinu 66 and Vezos ha-Berachah, pg. 78. [Others dispute that the Chafetz Chayim changed his ruling.] Reportedly, Harav A. ...


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Four Essays from the Chafetz Chaim by Yedidya Levy contains an English translation of Tiferes Adam.


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Your quote appears to be a word for word quote from here. The source listed there is Sefer Meir Einei Yisroel (1:236); i.e. volume 1 (of 6) page 236.


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See Kiddushin 81a (Sefaria Translation): כי מטא לפלגא דרגא איפשח רמא קלא נורא בי עמרם אתו רבנן אמרו ליה כסיפתינן אמר להו מוטב תיכספו בי עמרם בעלמא הדין ולא תיכספו מיניה לעלמא דאתי אשבעיה דינפק מיניה נפק מיניה כי עמודא דנורא אמר ליה חזי דאת נורא ואנא בישרא ואנא עדיפנא מינך When he was halfway up the ladder, he strengthened his legs against the sides of the ...


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I don't know of a letter, but Reb Elchonon Wasserman is quoted Here as telling his son to make a Bracha before they were killed by the nazis based on the Chofetz Chaim. Also, the Chofetz Chaim's grandson quoted him, as telling those killed because they were Jews in world war 1, to make a bracha before being killed even though it was not voluntary. Rav Moshe ...


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Ask your LOR but it seems to me that the Halacha applies equally. However the situations the CC is discussing are not the same. In the case of Loshon Hora the CC is discussing, after the fact, knowledge when the damage has already been done. The only remaining recourse is taking him to Beis Din to try to get repaid for damages. In the case of ...


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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.


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It's actually in Shemos Rabbah 2:3


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This isn't saying exactly what you've quoted, but it comes very close: ניסיון אחר ניסיון וגידולין אחר גידולין בשביל לנסותן בעולם, בשביל לגדלן בעולם The midrash (Beraishis Rabba 55:1) is playing on the word נסה, which means test, but sounds like נס, which means to 'raise up'. Thus, the midrash states that Avraham was being tested in order to be raised up....


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