Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Av 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 Av 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 wife and in-laws.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Av 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 circumstantial evidence.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Av 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 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 subject.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Av 7:7 Asur to believe LH even if the speaker is trustworthy as two witnesses. 7:8 When it’s 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 29 Tamuz. Todays learning is LiIluy Nishmas Yitzchok Ben Ephraim Halevi Z”L. 7:5 Mutar to believe LH on someone whos known to constantly transgress serious sins. 7:6 If someone degrades himself and another, you may believe it about himself but not the other.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Tamuz 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 Tamuz 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 Tamuz 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 Tamuz 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.