Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Iyar 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 one’s safety, he may not believe, but may take the necessary precautions to protect himself.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Iyar 4:1 Rechilus is asur even if not supplying any new info. Rechilus is also showing one that what ploni did to him is bad. 4:2 If R badmouthed S in front of 2 people, and one told S, the second may still not tell S. It will increase negative feelings. 4:3 Teshuva for rechilus includes
Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Iyar 3:2 Reuven may not say to Shimon, I heard you spoke rechilus about me. This would be rechilus about Levi who told him. 3:3 One may not tell anyone what Reuven did to Shimon. Besides for being LH, the news may spread and Shimon will find out. Asur to tell someone that ploni badmouthed his
Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Nissan 3:1 Asur to say rechilus even if 100 percent true, even not in front of ploni that youre talking about. Even if you know that you would say it in front of him. It can actually be a bigger sin to say it in front of ploni, because the listener will definitely believe it since
Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Nissan 2:3 If someone badmouthed ploni in public, asur to tell others. (You can’t assume everyone knows because of chavra chavra [your friend has a friend…]). For sure do not tell ploni himself. 2:4 If one considered breaking off a partnership or shidduch but did not, asur to tell the partner or shidduch – even if
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Nissan 2:1 Asur to say rechilus to an individual, and worse in public. 2:2 AVAK rechilus is also asur. When talking about ploni to either an overly sensitive person or someone who doesn’t like him, one must not say anything that they’ll misunderstand as an offensive comment.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Nissan 1:10 Asur, even without details, to hint towards an old fight. 1:11 Asur to write rechilus. Asur to tell a store owner that ploni badmouthed his merchandise.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Nissan 1:8 If you’re asked to say rechilus, and the only way out is to lie, then you should lie! (just dont swear). 1:9 Asur to relate a nameless story if the listener will be able to discern who it was. Likewise, if he knew the story but not the name, asur to reveal.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Nissan 1:6 Asur to say rechilus even if not saying will cause a large financial loss, like losing one’s job. 1:7 Likewise asur even if it will cause insult and embarrassment. The great reward for guarding one’s speech is beyond human comprehension!
Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Nissan 1:4 Rechilus is asur even if it’s 100% true. Asur even if they already hated each other. It is a terrible sin if you create the hard feelings. 1:5 Asur even if you’re pressured to tell the info, or even if it’s your parent or Rabbi asking.