Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Shvat Negative commandments continued. 3)Hishamer Binega Hatzaraas 4)Lifnei Iver Lo Siten Michshol. Speaker causes listener to hear LH and vice versa.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Shvat Commandments that one transgresses with LH: Negative commandments – 1)Lo Selech Rachil B’amecha (if the info is false then it is Motsi Shem Ra) 2)Lo Sisa Shema Shav Don’t accept a bad report. Refers to speaker as well, because we also read as Lo Sasi (do not tell)
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Shvat Because LH is such a bad midah, it is singled out with a specific commandment, Lo selech rachil, unlike other bad midos. LH also involves many sins which we will list in the future. General Rule: Unless specified otherwise, isurim apply equally to LH and Rechilus, speaker and listener, true and false, before subject and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Shvat. Opening. In Hashem’s love for us, He distanced us from the bad midah of LH which causes discord & fighting. The Chofetz Chaim details infamous history of LH: Nachash/Eitz Hadaas created death, Mechiras Yosef lead to shibud mitzrayim, Maaseh Miraglim caused galus. See sefer for more details.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Shvat. Intro. One should try to fully understand the laws, not just superficially, because one might misinterpret heterim. By studying the laws, one will not become a baal LH. A baal LH is similar to one who transgresses a cardinal sin & doesn’t greet the Shechina.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Shvat. Intro. The entire sefer was written as actual Halacha, not stringencies (unless specified). The sefer opens 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 Shvat The sefer Chofetz Chaim was written to educate the masses in keeping the laws of LH and Rechilus. Content is gathered from Rishonim and Poskim. The main text is concise law. Sources are spelled out in the Beer Mayim Chaim.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Shvat. Intro. Widespread nonobservance of hilchos LH is because of: 1)Ignorance of the laws 2)False heterim. This is primarily because there was no sefer that clearly spelled out all the halachos.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Shvat Some reasons why LH is so terrible 1)When people speak/listen to LH, the satan gets the ability to prosecute & the heavenly court gets the right to listen to sins 2)LH damages the potency of prayers and Torah learning that comes from the mouth 3)LH is a habit that piles up many sins very quickly.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Shvat. LH is the primary sin we need to rectify to merit redemption because 1)it caused the current exile 2)the LH of the miraglim also caused exile 3)LH prolonged the Egyptian exile 4)the Torah curses LH sinners 5)A Baal LH is equal to a kofer. See sefer for elaboration.