Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Shvat Because LH is such a bad trait, it is singled out with a specific commandment, Lo selech rachil, unlike other bad traits. LH also involves many sins which we will list in the future. General Rule: Unless specified otherwise, prohibitions apply equally to LH and Rechilus, speaker and listener, true and false, before subject and not before him.
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)
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