Chofetz Chaim (disambiguation)

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Chofetz Chaim (Hebrew: חָפֵץ חַיִּים, sometimes styled Hafetz Haim) refers to:

  • Chofetz Chaim, a book written by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan about the Jewish laws regarding harmful speech.
    • Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan, often known by the name of his famous book instead of his given name

It may also refer to the following institutions:


The following is a list of Yeshivos (Jewish religious schools) that are either named with the words Chofetz Chaim, or are popularly called by that name:

  • Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Radin — a Suffern, New York yeshiva founded in Europe by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (who was known as Chofetz Chaim)
    • Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim Kiryas Radin — the Monsey, New York affiliate of Suffern's Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Radin
  • Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen / Rabbinical Seminary of America — a yeshiva in Queens, New York that is commonly referred to as "the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva"
  • Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Baltimore — also known as Talmudical Academy of Baltimore.