Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Nissan 9:1 Asur to speak AVAK LH which means a negative inference e.g. to say: 1. who would think ploni would end up so good 2. its better we dont talk about ploni or 3. praising ploni in presence of an enemy, or excessive praise to any listener. 9:2 All praise is asur in public, except
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Nissan 8:13 Asur for anyone to BELIEVE LH regardless of who the subject is, except for apikores and informers etc. 8:14 Likewise doesnt matter who its being heard from, even parents and family members. One is responsible for the behaviors his household and should therefore restrain them from LH and set a positive example.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Nissan 8:12 Asur to speak LH to a Jew. To a non-Jew is much worse because it causes chilul Hashem and he will definitely believe it and cause the Jew great damage. More terrible is informing on a Jew to authorities, equal to apikores and great punishment awaits him.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Nissan 8:10 Asur to say LH to anyone; men, women & children. Telling your spouse every time someone wrongs or insults you, will just involve them in fight, making it worse, eventually they will lose respect for you when they see your always being teased.8:11 Asur to say LH to relatives siblings and parents.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Nissan 8:8 Some permit LH on baalei machlokes to cause those at fault to stop fighting, IF 1. you have good intentions & not hate 2. theres no other way to stop it 3. youre certain this party is the guilty one. 8:9 There is a cherem against saying LH about dead people, especially Torah scholars
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Nissan 8:5 Mitzvah to say LH about a known apikores (one who denies anything of written or oral law) 8:6 If its just a rumor, you can suspect and stay away, but not believe it until you see it yourself or otherwise verify it. 8:7 Same laws apply for a rasha.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Nissan 8:3 Asur to say LH on a child if it will put him in a bad light or cause him damage. 8:4 Asur to say LH on an am haaretz. Saying LH on a scholar can often be in the category of mivazeh Talmid Chacham which is a terrible sin. Someone whos a Rav and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Nissan 8:1 The Issur of saying LH applies to men and women, strangers and relatives. 8:2 Asur to say LH ABOUT men or women, including your spouse and in-laws.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Nissan 7:13 Beis din may rely on circumstantial evidence that THEY witnessed, to beat someone to confess his crime. 7:14 Asur for Beis din to rely on the claimant for the circumstantial evidence.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Nissan 7:10 If you have circumstantial evidence that its true, its still asur to believe it except IF 1. theres no way to judge him favorably and 2. theres a toeles to listening. 7:11 Circumstantial evidence must be witnessed by speaker, and really pertaining to story. 7:12 Its still asur to tell others or damage the