The the Mechina Division at Yeshiva of South Shore in Hewlett commemorated the yartzheit of the Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan, zt’l, known as the Chofetz Chaim.
Menahel HaMechina Rabbi Zev Davidowitz spoke to the talmidim about the impact that this great tzadik had during tumultuous times in the early 20th century. The boys heard about the Chofetz Chaim’s care and concern for every Jew, of every background, and of his efforts help strengthen their religious observance.
He wrote many seforim that addressed important topics such as kashrus and Shabbos. He saw that many young Jewish men were being conscripted into the Russian army and were falling to the wayside in their avodas Hashem. Rather than just standing on the sidelines, he wrote them letters of chizuk to help them withstand their challenges. The boys were taught that all of Klal Yisrael are responsible for one another.
Every rebbe prepared special shiurim from the writings of the Chofetz Chaim, including the Sefer Mishna Berurah and Sefer Chofetz Chaim.