Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Elul 5:6 If one is positive that ploni spoke about him, but what he said can be understood in 2 ways, one is obligated to judge ploni favorably. 5:7 One who believed rechilus must remove the story and negative feelings from his heart, just assume whoever told you didnt have the facts straight, also do teshuva
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Elul 5:5 The Chofetz Chaim bemoans the widespread practice of people asking others what ploni said about them & whats plonis opinion of them, because its a very destructive behavior and transgresses many negative commandments.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Elul 5:3 If one has significant reason to suspect that ploni plans to hurt him, he may ask people about ploni to protect himself but you must specify why asking. 5:4 See all hilchos LH chapter 6 for further details. When listening to info, one cant BELIEVE anything, and ploni still has chezkas kashrus. Asur to
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Elul 5:1 Asur to believe rechilus (i.e. harbor negative feelings toward ploni who allegedly damaged you. 5:2 Asur to listen to rechilus. If the info being said is crucial for ones safety, he may not believe, but may listen to take the necessary precautions to protect himself from ploni.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Elul 4:1 Rechilus is asur even if not supplying any new info, just showing one how what ploni did, was in truth bad to him. 4:2 If R badmouthed S in front of two people, and one of them already told S, the second may still not tell S, because it will increase negative feelings toward
Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Elul 3:2 Reuven may not say to Shimon, I heard you spoke rechilus about me, because that would be rechilus on Levi who told him. 3:3 One may not tell anyone what reuven did to shimon, cuz besides for being LH, the news may spread and shimon will find out which is rechilus. Asur to tell
Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Av 2:3 If someone badmouthed ploni in public, asur to tell others (because you cant rely on chavra chavra [your friend has a friend and he also has a friend etc] that everyone knows), and for sure not ploni himself. 2:4 If one thought to break off from a partner or shidduch, and ended up not;
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Av 2:1 Asur to say rechilus to an individual, and in public its worse. 2:2 AVAK rechilus is also asur. When talking about ploni to either a. an overly sensitive person or b. someone who doesnt like ploni, one must not say anything that theyll misunderstand as an offensive comment.?
Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Av 1:10 Asur to rekindle an old fight, even without saying details, just hinting it. 1:11 Asur to write rechilus. Asur to tell storeowner how ploni badmouthed his merchandise.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Av 1:8 If youre asked to say rechilus and the only way out is to lie, then you should lie! (dont swear). 1:9 Asur to relate a nameless story that the listener will be able to discern who it was. Likewise, if he knew the story just not the name, asur to reveal who it was.