July 2018

16
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Av

Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Av 8:1 The Issur of saying LH applies to men and women, strangers and relatives. 8:2 Asur to say LH ABOUT men or women, including your spouse and in-laws.

15
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 2-3 Av

Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Av 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.  

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12
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Taamuz  7:5 Mutar to believe LH about someone who is known to constantly transgress serious sin7:6 If someone degrades himself and another, you may believe it about himself but not the other. A Tinok Shenishba , which means.., is till considered “Amitecha” and LH cannot be said, listened or believed. For any questions one should speak

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11
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Taamuz 7:3 Asur to believe LH even if heard from two people. They are wicked people who we do not trust to spoil a good person’s name because they are speaking LH. 7:4 Asur to believe a rumor that ploni did an aveira, may suspect until clarified. One may relate it in conversation, but not purposely

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10
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Taamuz 

Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Taamuz  7:1 Asur to believe LH even if the story was said publicly. 7: 2 Asur to believe LH even if the subject was present & didn’t protest. Asur to believe LH, if speaker just SAYS he would say it in subject’s presence.

9
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Taamuz  6:11 Heter to suspect is only to protect yourself. It is absolutely forbidden to mistreat, release oneself from obligations to, or hate that person. 6:12 Teshuva from believing LH includes removing the story and any ill will from your heart.

8
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 24-25 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Taamuz  6:7 The sin of LH is commonly caused by not judging favorably. 6:8 It is much worse if the subject is a Talmid Chacham, whom one must try harder to judge favorably. Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Taamuz  6:9 Anything that is asur for someone to SAY, is also LH to BELIEVE. 6:10 One is allowed

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5
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 22-23 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 22 Taamuz 6:3 If someone wants to tell you LH, ask him if there will be toeles for you to listen. Otherwise asur. 6:4 Mitzva to listen to LH IF: 1) Letting speaker finish his story will allow you to show listeners its false. 2) Listening to angry speaker will vent his anger and prevent from spreading

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4
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 21 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 21 Taamuz  6:1 Asur to BELIEVE LH, as it says Lo sisa sheima shav. Believing is worse than speaking. 6:2 Asur to LISTEN to LH. Mutar if there is a valid toeles, for example you’ll be able to protect yourself/others.

3
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 20 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 20 Taamuz 5:7 Asur to degrade someone’s belongings i.e. to say ploni’s store sells bad quality items. 5:8 It is worse when two people say LH, because it is more damaging.