Chofetz Chaim Daily 13 Tishrei. 7)Lo Sisna Es Achicha…. Don’t hate 8) Lo Sikom. If one is taking revenge 9) Lo Sitor. When one holds a grudge. (#8 always includes #9)
Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Tishrei. Negative commandments continued. 5) Hishamer… Pen Tishkach Es Hashem. Mitzva not to be haughty, which one clearly is feeling when degrading others 6) Lo Sichallilu Es Shem Kadshi. Warns against chillul Hashem, which one commits when speaking LH, because there’s no physical pleasure involved. This is especially true if one’s actions negatively influence others.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Tishrei Negative commandments continued. 3) HISHAMER B’NEGA HaTZARAAS. Warning against speaking LH 4) LIFNEI IVER LO SITEN MICHSHOL. Speaker causes listener to hear LH and vice versa.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Tishrei List of commandments that LH causes one to transgress. NEGATIVE COMMANDMENTS 1)LO SELECH RACHIL B’AMECHA. Includes LH. If the info is false, it is Motsi Shem Ra. 2)LO SISA SHEMA SHAV. Meaning don’t accept bad report. This is referring to speaker as well because we also read it LO SASI which means don’t tell.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Tishrei Because LH is such a bad midah, its singled out with a specific commandment, Lo selech rachil, unlike other bad midos like anger, cruelty etc. Also, LH involves many sins which we will be”H list in the future. General Rule: Isurim apply equally (unless specified) LH and Rechilus, speaker and listener, true and false, before
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Tishrei Opening. In Hashem’s love for us, He distanced us from the bad midah of LH which brings to fights and discord. The Chofetz Chaim details infamous history of LH: Aitz Hadaas, the nachash – which created death. Mechiras Yosef – shibud mitzrayim. Maaseh miraglim – caused galus. See sefer for more details.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Tishrei Intro. One should try to fully understand the laws, not just superficially, because that can lead to misinterpreting certain heterim. Another benefit of learning the laws is one wont be considered Baal LH, which is like one who transgresses one of the cardinal sins & doesn’t greet the shechina.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Tishrei Intro. The entire sefer was written as actual Halacha, and not chumros (unless specified). The sefer starts with a comprehensive introduction, with all the positive and negative commandments that one may transgress while speaking LH. Studying this will help one to restrain himself.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Tishrei The sefer CHOFETZ CHAIM was written to educate the masses in keeping the laws of LH and Rechilus. Its contents gathered from Rishonim and Poskim. The main text is the concise law. The sources are spelled out in the Beer Mayim Chaim.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Tishrei. Intro. Widespread nonobservance of hilchos LH is because of ignorance of the laws & false heterim. This is primarily because for ages, there was no sefer that clearly spelled out all the halachos.