Chofetz Chaim Daily 15 Kislev 10:3 Continued from yesterday. Only mutar if speaker himself isn’t guilty of the same crime. 10:4 Considered l’toeles if purpose is to defame sinners. Asur to tell people that don’t think the injustice was wrong, because it will bring to rechilus. In scenarios that LH is mutar, it is a mitzvah to say. If asur,
Chofetz Chaim Daily 14 Kislev 10:1 Mutar to spread the injustice that ploni caused your friend IF it will help to right a wrong, or defame wrongdoers. 10:2 However you must fulfill 7 conditions: 1. absolutely factual 2. certain who the real villain is 3. rebuke perpetrator first 4. must not inflate crime 5. L’toeles & no personal benefit 6.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 13 Kislev 9:5 Mitzvah to restrain even your young children from LH so they’ll get into the habit. 9:6 Asur to repeat private matters heard from a friend.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Kislev 9:3 Asur to relate praise that may cause damage. Eg. Telling that ploni hosted you or lent you money, etc. This can cause ploni harm bc others will now demand the same. Asur to say something that can be mistaken for LH. 9:4 Asur to live among baalei LH. Asur to listen even if not
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Kislev 8:12 Asur to speak LH to a Jew. To a non-Jew is much worse because it causes a chilul Hashem. As well, the non-Jew will definitely believe it and cause the Jew great damage. Even more terrible is informing on a Jew to authorities. This is equal to apikorsus and great punishment awaits. Chofetz Chaim
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Kislev 8:10 Asur to say LH to anyone; men, women & children. Telling your spouse every time someone wrongs or insults you will involve them in fight. Eventually s/he will lose respect for you when s/he sees you’re always being teased. 8:11 Asur to say LH to relatives, siblings & parents.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Kislev 8:8 Some permit LH about baalei machlokes to cause those at fault to stop fighting, IF 1. you have good intentions & not hate 2. no other way to stop it 3. you’re certain this party is the guilty one. 8:9 There is a cherem against saying LH about dead people, especially Torah scholars &
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Kislev 8:5 Mitzvah to say LH about a known apikores (one who denies anything of written or oral law) 8:6 If its a rumor, you can suspect and stay away, but do not believe it until you see it yourself or otherwise verify it. 8:7 Same laws apply for a rasha.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Kislev 8:3 Asur to say LH about a child if it will put him in a bad light or cause him damage. 8:4 Asur to say LH about an am haaretz. Saying LH on a scholar can often be in the category of mivazeh Talmid Chacham which is a terrible sin. Someone who’s a Rav and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Kislev 7:10 If you have circumstantial evidence that LH is true, still asur to believe it except IF 1. no way to judge favorably and 2. there’s a toeles to listening. 7:11 Circumstantial evidence must be witnessed by speaker, and really pertaining to story. 7:12 Its still asur to tell others or damage the subject. Chofetz