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Historic Footage of Chofetz Chaim

Historic moving images of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, known as the Chofetz Chaim, arriving at a gathering in Vienna in 1923 were discovered in an underground vault. Full Story, Video

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Who are the others there
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Who are the others there

Acn anybody please identify some of the others in the reel?

Maybe
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Maybe

they also have Chabad footage ? Can someone inquire ?

Really something to see this part of history
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Really something to see this part of history

Thanks for posting!!

To #1
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To #1

Here’s the video with captions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US6M9At-nWQ

who's who
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who's who

0:27 הג”ר אברהם צבי פרלמוטר אב”ד ורשא ונציג אגו”י בסיים האדמו”ר ר’ ישראל פרידמן מצ’ורטקוב 0:47 רשכבה”ג נשיא הדורות החפץ חיים זי”ע 0:57 מלווה בבנו מצד אחד ומצד שני נכדו הגר”א קפלן הי”ד 0:57 האדמו”ר מסוקולוב ר’ יצחק זליג מורגנשטרן הי”ד 1:47 הג”ר אשר מיכאל כהן אב”ד באזל 1:57 הג”ר יהודא ליב צירלסון אב”ד קישנב הי”ד 2:05 הג”ר אלנן וסרמן הי”ד 2:22 ר’ אשר מנדלסון מראשי אגו”י בפולין ונציג בסיים 2:28 הג”ר פנחס דר. קאהן אב”ד אנסבך 2:56 הג”ר טוביה הורויץ אב”ד סנוק 3:02 מורנו רבי יעקב רוזנהיים נשיא אגו”י 3:16 הג”ר אליהו יונג רב ג’ואיש סנטר ניו יורק 3:55… Read more »

Chofetz Chaim
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Chofetz Chaim

Offhand, if you ask any Lubavitcher, can he or she say who the Chofetz Chaim was – what was his name? when did he live? which yeshiva was he associated with? which sefarim is he famous for? [Answers: Yisrael Meir Kagan (Cohen), he lived for nearly 100 years, d. 1933, Poland, the one in Radin, Mishna Brura, Chofetz Chaim and Shmiras Ha’Lashon. Also known for his numerous meshalim. The Rebbe Rashab was held in high esteem by the Chofetz Chaim, so much so that the Chofetz Chaim declared of him, “the words of the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe are holy, and anyone… Read more »

note the variety of hat styles
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note the variety of hat styles

interesting each one is different

beutiful!
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beutiful!

thnx for such a beutiful post, will show my kids what a tzaddik looks like.

to 6
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to 6

מי האיש החפץ חיים?

to 8
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to 8

there are many pictures of the lubavitcher rebbe where you can see what a tzaddik looks like

To #8
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To #8

We have many pictures and videos of “real” Tzadikim. You can even find them on Chabad.org, and they are shown each Mozei Shabbos as part of the Living Torah. Which “real” Tzadikim were you missing?

wow!
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wow!

Really nice to see some history.

Kan TzviahNick
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Kan TzviahNick

Was the Rashab or Rayatz invited

Take Note
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Take Note

Notice how people used to interact before cell phones started to distance people from each other. No phone calls to take. No emails or text messages to look at. No news feeds to get lost in. Was it a better time?

Ahavas Yisrael
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Ahavas Yisrael

The Rebbe noted many times how careful the Chofetz Chaim was about Ahavas Yisrael and he once explained that the reason that the Mishna Brura was widely accepted was because he was an “Ish ha’Chofetz Chaim.”

The Rebbeim and the Chofetz Chaim
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The Rebbeim and the Chofetz Chaim

In a letter to Rabbi Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik, the Rebbe Rayatz describes an incident in which Misnagdim wanted to stir up trouble against the Rebbe Rashab and they asked the Chofetz Chaim to join them. Not only did he absolutely refuse but the Chofetz Chaim expressed his great admiration for the Rebbe Rashab. The unpleasantness occurred when the kuntres Eitz Chaim was published, which deals with the mitzvos of Love of Hashem and Fear of Hashem, the necessity to learn pnimiyus ha’Torah, and the proper way of learning. This aroused the ire of those learning in Litvishe yeshivos, mainly because… Read more »

my grandfather, R' Linchner said:
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my grandfather, R' Linchner said:

Rabbi Shmuel Lew, shliach in England, related what he heard from the menahel of mesivta Torah Vodaas, Rabbi Alexander Linchner a’h. Rabbi Linchner had learned in Radin and one time, the Chofetz Chaim looked towards the Russian border and said, “There are millions of Jews there and the concern for all of them rests on the shoulders of one man, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.”

A thought
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A thought

The world’s enthusiasim of the moving clip of the Chofetz Chaim is another very strong message and proof how valuable the Rebbe’s video’s are for the generation who hasn’t been zoche to be with and see the Rebbe
How grateful we are for the Rebbe’s far reaching eye who enabled these videos of him. A big yaasher koach to the work JEM is doing to preserve all this for us all and klal yisroel till Moshiach!

Number 5
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Number 5

Thank you so much for that info, so interesting!!

to number 18
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to number 18

it’s true that JEM deserves a big yasher koach but it’s equally important to remember that Reb chaim Baruch Halberstam was the one who had the foresight to video as much as he possibly could. He was also the innovator for the televised farbreingens in addition to the Farbreingens on the phone. It’s a shame that he does not get recognized for all that he has done.
No I am not a relative nor a friend.. I am just someone that believes strongly in remembering those whose hard work and innovations benefit so many.

A bit of history
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A bit of history

How many of those in that video perished in the holocaust?

with the old breed
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with the old breed

it is sad that our yeshiva have such tunnel vision.

Does one negate the other?
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Does one negate the other?

To 10 and 11:

Does describing the Chofetz Chaim as a tzadik imply that
only he is one? Come off it! All Tzadikim – they are ahuvim and birurim.
Just because the Lubavitcher Tzadikim are our Rebbes does not mean we should downplay the tzidkus of others.
Now this, that some in other sects disrespect our Rebbes – well, that’s wrong, and they must stop that! I have seen the harm,CH”V!, that befalls people after they do things like that (e.g. problems with, health, wealth, children, etc.).

just one חיצונית thing
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just one חיצונית thing

He and the people around him are dressed like chasidim right over left.

to all the narrow minded above
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to all the narrow minded above

thanks collive for this wonderful piece.

to those that do not seem to see beyond their noses, I will suggest that they read Shuli Rand’s interview in this week Ami magazine. Shuli, the director of the film Ushpizin, is a Breslov chassid who has only good words and admiration for others that are not in his circle.

I feel pity for those that in their narrow-mindedness push away those that are seeking authentic and true Yiddishkeit (as opposed to political party-like attitudes!

Peace!
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Peace!

Each of the sadikim will start with Shalom.. It hurts me to read negativity because of this wonderful footage.
Maybe it surface now for a reason.
Then again there are no maybes!

He Was Organizer of 1937 Conference too
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He Was Organizer of 1937 Conference too

Even though he didn’t live to attend the 1937 Motzes Gedolei HaTorah conference in Marienbad, the Chafetz Chaim was one of the main organizers. Is there live footage of the 1937 Agudah conference too?

to number 27
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to number 27

Look up the meaning of the word live

Yichus...............
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Yichus...............

The Chofetz chaim’s brother-in-law was R’ Elyakum Getzel Levitan, AKA “the Magid of Brisk”.

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