Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Tamuz 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 Tamuz 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 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 gonna
Chofetz Chaim Daily 22 Tamuz 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 Tamuz 6:1 Asur to BELIEVE LH, as it says Lo sisa sheima shav, its worse than speaking. 6:2 Asur to LISTEN to LH, except if that by listening youll be able to protect yourself or others, or another toeles.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 20 Tamuz 5:7 Asur to degrade someones belongings i.e. to say plonis store sells bad quality items. 5:8 Worse if 2 people say LH, its more damaging.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 19 Tamuz 5:5 Saying that someone is weak, can damage him for shidduchim or in getting a job. Asur to say that ploni isnt as rich as thought to be, if it will make it hard for him to get a loan. 5:6 RULE: It depends on who you are talking about; whats positive for one person,
Chofetz Chaim Daily 18 Tamuz 5:2 Asur to tell people that ploni is weak or not smart etc. because this will damage him socially and financially. 5:3 See sefer for more details. 5:4 Worse to say that ploni isnt such a scholar; e.g. if hes a Rabbi, it will damage his spiritual influence and livelihood. If hes a newlywed, it
Chofetz Chaim Daily 17 Tamuz 4:12 To repent for LH one must ask subject mechila (only if he was hurt; socially, emotionally, etc.) Its impossible for a habitual LH speaker to ask mechila from everyone he pained. 5:1 If you see someone doing sin bein adam lachaveiro, (ex. Not lending $ that he could afford) you must not tell anyone.?
Chofetz Chaim Daily 16 Tamuz 4:11 One seeking info about potential shidduch or partner may ask others, and they may say necessary info (See rechilus Chap. 9 for more detail). However you must tell the why you are asking to they will have proper intentions. One MAY NOT ask those who dont like the subject.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 15 Tamuz 4:9 If you see someone has bad middos, you must not badmouth him because he probably doesnt realize the severity of his actions, rather you should influence him to change. 4:10 You may tell your children or students to stay away from person with bad middos. However, you must explain why you are telling them.