Answer Truthfully: Who Knows the Name of The Chofetz Chaim’s Sefer on “Emes?”


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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for

It is one of the most neglected of virtues – dedicating oneself to only speak truth. Rav Chaim Kanievsky zatzal thought it so neglected and so important that he chose it as the very first topic of his Mussar Sefer entitled, Orchos Yosher.”

So what can we do about it?

The Sfas Tamim Foundation is dedicated to the dissemination of this value in Klal Yisroel. To this end, this organization has launched a weekly parsha sheet with 4 columns:

1] A column featuring the value of Emes as found in each week’s Parsa.

2] An inspirational story about Emes and or other aspects of Chizuk in this area.

3] A column of Piskei Halacha following teh Psakim of Rav Nachum Yavrov zt”;, whose seforim were declared by Rav Elyashiv zatzal as the most authoritative piskei halacha in any topic he wrote on

4] A translation of classic works on Emes beginning with Rav Chaim Kanevsky zatzal’s work , continuing with the Chofetz Chaim’s sefer on it.

Some examples of the Parsa newsletters are included below. If anyone wishes to subscribe please email the author at [email protected]

Sefas Tamim Bemidbar5 – FINAL

Oh, and by the way, the name of his sefer is Sefas Tamim.



  1. The reason why Rav Chaim Kanievsky chose Emes as the first topic in his sefer Orchos Yosher is because he arranged the chapters in alphabetical order, and Emes came out first alphabetically