Someone once wrote an article in a Torah journal criticizing some Torah thoughts of R’ Isser Zalman Meltzer. A concerned friend of R’ Meltzer’s came to him with a rebuttal of the arguments that were in the article. R’ Isser Zalman, however, would not give his defender permission to publicize the reply.
“The person who attacked me in the Torah journal suffers from family problems,” said R’ Melzer. “It will give him a bit of happiness to think that he has disproven what I said. If I have an opportunity to lessen someone’s suffering, I don’t want to miss it.” ~ Yechidai Sgulah