The Chofetz Chaim’s Home


Someone once came to the Chofetz Chaim’s house to speak with him. She noticed that his house was extremely simple.  There was just a table, a few chairs and a small portable kitchen.  She asked the Chofetz Chaim, “Where is your couch?  Where is your nice furniture?” The Chofetz Chaim replied, “Tell me, when you go to a hotel, do you bring your couch, your table, your chairs and all your other furniture along?”

“Of course not,” she replied.  “Well, why not?” asked the Chofetz Chaim.”  “Because I’m not planning on staying there for a long time; I’m only there for a few days and then returning home.” The Chofetz Chaim smiled and said, “That’s exactly how I look at life; I’m not here forever.  I am just passing through this world and in a few years my neshamah will be going back home!” ~ From the book, The Gadol HaDor

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