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Is this the Chofetz Chaim?

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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The Chofetz Chaim's kiddush cup

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 ...
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The history of Hilchos Lashon Hora

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 ...
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Full translation of Chofetz Chaim into English?

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 ...
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Chofetz Chaim's Advice to Son

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 ...
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Loshon Hora: Chafetz Chaim & Dissenting views

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 ...
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The case of the expanding heresy

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 ...
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Looking for a statement ascribed to the Chofetz Chaim

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 ...
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Source for rumored ruling of the Chafetz Chaim regarding Bracha on dessert

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 ...
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Translation of Kuntres Tiferes Adam

Four Essays from the Chafetz Chaim by Yedidya Levy contains an English translation of Tiferes Adam.
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Meir Einei Yisroel on כבוד שמים

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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Why is the Evil Inclination Called a “fire”

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 ...
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Letter from the Chofetz Chaim about non religious martyrs

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 ...
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Lashon hara l'toeles, with ulterior motives

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, ...
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The Chofetz Chaim on a meis mitzvah

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 ...
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Hashem testing a person

It's actually in Shemos Rabbah 2:3
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Hashem testing a person

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 ...
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