Rav Chaim Kanievsky Pens Letter to Mishpachas Abuchatzeirah

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rav-chaim-kanievsky[Letter below.] Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky has authored a brief letter to Rav Pinchos Abuchatzeirah and the Abuchatzeirah family following the shocking murder of their father, Rav Elazar Abuchatzeirah zt”lof Beer Sheva, Thursday night.

“Rav Pinchos shlita,” Rav Chaim wrote, “it is with great sadness that we heard about what happened. This is a painful gezeirah and it should be for a kapparah. May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.”

Click here to view the letter obtained exclusively by Matzav.com.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. There is a old wives tale that it is ossur to speak loshon horah about oneself. Nowhere in sefer chofetz chaim does it say that it is ossur to speak about oneself. In fact the Chofetz Chaim was once on a train and someone who didn’t recognize him was praising the chofezt chaim and Rav Yisroel Hakohen spent the whole ride degrading himself.

  2. #3 how is it loshon horah if nobody knows the identity of the person being disparaged. if he in person said those things it might be l”h but since you dont know who he is he has every right to say what ever he wants he can even say ” i hate my friend who will remain anonymous he is not a nice guy” because you have no idea who his friend is since you dont know who he is

  3. Bs”D Even if it might not be considered Loshon Horo to speak not nicely against one’s self, it still is not respect for one’s self to say disparaging things about one’s self. We should feel how Hashem cares about us, each one like an only child, and in doing so, we should come to caring about ourselves. Thinking good will change the reality. I’m sorry I don’t remember who said Tracht Gut Vet Zein Gut – please someone who knows, tell us.


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