In the wake of the recent elections, schisms have manifested themselves amongst many families. This, understandably, is causing baseless hatred and destruction of families. It is therefore a mitzvah to publicize the following:
The Chofetz Chaim ruled, in the end of his Ahavas Chessed, in the essay Margenisa Tovo, (Os 17) and quoted by the Chazon Ish (Yoreh Dei'ah, siman B, end of S"K 28) that in our times, there do not exist people who are qualified to reprove, so that there is a prohibition of `hating your brother' which applies to every Jew. It is a mitzvas asei to love every single Jew, and one must flee from argument and dissension, as HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman wrote in his letter on the eve of the elections.
Our gedolei Yisroel, HaRav Chaim Kanievsky and HaRav Nissim Karelitz, said that these words are obvious and apparent.
Yitzchok Kolodetzky, Son-in-Law of HaRav Chaim Kanievsky