February 2018

19
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Adar

Today’s learning l’zechus Refuah Shleima for Miriam bas Dina Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Adar 2:9 Heter of Apei Tlasa doesn’t allow one to believe the story, add to it, or show you agree to it. See sefer for further elaboration. 2:10 Heter doesn’t apply if listener will believe what you’re saying. With all its limitations, applying this heter is rare,

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18
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 1-3 Adar

Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Adar  2:3 If one was in group of 3 that heard LH, SOME say that he may repeat the story, because we assume it is now public knowledge. However, even this view only allows random repeating, not intention to spread story. 2:4 Applies only to those who heard in group of 3 Chofetz Chaim Daily 2

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15
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Shvat 2:1 The sin of LH increases with amount of people listening to you speak. 2:2 Something that can be understood as neutral/slightly negative is mutar to say before three people. It will get back to the subject so the speaker obviously is not intending for the negative interpretation.

14
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Shvat 1:8 Asur to write or hint LH. 1:9 Asur even if one degrades himself at the same time.

13
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Shvat 1:5 It doesnt matter who is asking for information, it is always asur to speak LH. 1:6 Asur even if it will cause a financial loss, even job loss. 1:7 Asur to speak LH even if it will create an awkward/embarrassing situation.

12
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Shvat 1:3 Someone who habitually speaks LH is called a Baal LH which is a terrible sin & punishment. 1:4 One who commits a cardinal sin is punished in this world and loses portion in the world to come. A Baal LH is as bad as all three.

11
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 24-26 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Shvat. 13)Midvar Sheker tirchak, if its a lie. 14)Vihalachta bidrachav, to act like Hashem and not speak LH. This concludes positive commandments. Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Shvat Arurin: 1)Arur makeh reiehu basaser. Curse for one who speaks LH. 2) Arur mashgeh iver baderech. Curse for one who places stumbling block 3)Arur asher lo yakim es divrei

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8
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 23 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 23 Shvat 11)Es Hashem Elokecha tira. Fear G-d. 12) Limud HaTorah. One could have been learning instead of speaking LH.

7
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 22 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 22 Shvat 9)V’kidashto. Do not speak LH about a Kohen in front of him. 10)Kabed es avicha v’es imecha. Also applies to step parents and older brother

6
Feb

Chofetz Chaim Daily 21 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 21 Shvat 7)Umikdashi tiraoo. Do not speak LH in shul. 8)V’hadarta pnei zaken. Do not speak LH about a chacham or old person, definitely not in front of them.