Also in that post, someone commented that reportedly there was another picture of the Hafetz Hayim (found here) from a 1917 Rabbinical conference in Warsaw. There, the rabbi seated near the center without a hat, but with a very large Kippa is reportedly the Hafetz Hayim (this is not verified, but possible):
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Now, asreportedonvariouswebsites, we have a video of many rabbis gathering in Vienna in 5683/1923 for the first Knessia Gedola. Included in that video is footage that shows the Hafetz Hayim ZT"L walking presumably toward the conference. Another youtube video that was edited further to only show the Hafetz Hayim walking was also made (h/t Fred, who took stills). See that video below:
Who is "yaak"?
I'm a half-Sepharadi, half-Ashkenazi, Haredi Zionist. I hope that clears it all up. :-)
I went to a Haredi elementary school, a mixed Haredi/modern high school, Haredi Yeshiva in Israel, and back to a mixed Yeshiva after that. I have a masters degree in computer science and Semicha.
BA"H Mash'ala, I'm married to a wonderful wife with 6 great children.
Hoping to meet each one of my readers in Yerushalayim when we are Olim LeRegel there very soon...