Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Nissan 7:7 Asur to believe LH even if the speaker is trustworthy as two witnesses. 7:8 When its mutar to tell people that ploni is a bad person, so theyll stay away from him; the people may believe it, IF the speaker witnessed it first hand. However one mustnt relate it to others. 7:9 Asur to
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Adar 7:3 Asur to believe LH even if heard from two people. Since they spoke LH, theyre like a rasha who we wont trust to spoil a good persons name. 7:4 Asur to believe rumor that ploni did aveira, just suspect until clarified. One may relate it in conversation, but not purposely spread it.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Adar 7:1 Asur to believe LH even if the story was said publicly. 7: 2 Asur to believe LH even if the subject was present while it was said and didnt protest. Obviously its asur to believe LH, if speaker just SAYS he would say it in subjects presence.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Adar 6:11 This Heter to suspect, is only to protect yourself. However its absolutely forbidden to mistreat, release oneself from obligations to, or hate that person. 6:12 Tshuva from believing LH includes, removing the story and any ill will from your heart.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Adar 6:9 Anything thats asur for someone to SAY, is also LH to BELIEVE. 6:10 One is allowed to SUSPECT that a story is true, IF there is toeles e.g. to protect himself etc. However one must still treat this suspect as a regular Jew for all matters.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Adar 6:7 The sin of LH is commonly caused by not judging the subject of a story favorably. 6:8 Its much worse if the subject is a Talmid Chacham, which one is required to try harder to judge favorably.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 23 Adar 6:5 If one is in a group of people saying LH, and they wont accept rebuke and he cant leave and cant put his fingers in his ears then, he MUST 1.resolve not to believe anything 2.not be happy to listen 3.not show consent. 6:6 Its still a sin if he was aware they were
Chofetz Chaim Daily 22 Adar 6:3 If someone wants to tell you LH, ask him if there will be toeles for you to listen, otherwise asur. 6:4 Mitzva to listen to LH IF… 1. by letting speaker finish his story you will be able to show listeners how its false. 2. by listening to very angry speaker, hell vent his
Chofetz Chaim Daily 21 Adar 6:1 Asur to BELIEVE LH, as it says Losisa sheima shav, its worse than speaking. 6:2 Asur to LISTEN to LH, except if by listening youll be able to protect yourself or others, or other valid toeles.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 20 Adar 5:7 Asur to degrade someones belongings i.e. to say plonis store sells bad quality items. 5:8 Worse if two people say LH, because its more damaging.