Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Kislev 8:3 Asur to say LH on a child if it will put him in a bad light or cause him damage. 8:4 Asur to say LH on an am haaretz. Saying LH on a scholar can often be in the category of mivazeh Talmid Chacham which is a terrible sin. Someone whos a Rav and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Kislev 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 wife and in-laws.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Kislev 7:10 If you have circumstantial evidence that its true, its still asur to believe it except IF 1. theres no way to judge him favorably and 2. theres 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
Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Cheshvan 7:7 Asur to believe LH even if the speaker is trustworthy as two witnesses. 7:8 When its mutar to tell people that ploni is a bad person, so theyll stay away from him; the people may believe it, IF the speaker witnessed it first hand. However one mustnt relate it to others. 7:9 Asur to
Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Cheshvan 7:5 Mutar to believe LH on someone whos known to constantly transgress serious sins. 7:6 If someone degrades himself and another, you may believe it about himself but not the other.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Cheshvan 7:3 Asur to believe LH even if heard from two people. Since they spoke LH, theyre like a rasha who we wont trust to spoil a good persons name. 7:4 Asur to believe rumor that ploni did aveira, just suspect until clarified. One may relate it in conversation, but not purposely spread it.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Cheshvan 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 while it was said and didnt protest. Obviously its asur to believe LH, if speaker just SAYS he would say it in subjects presence.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Cheshvan 6:11 This 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 Tshuva from believing LH includes, removing the story and any ill will from your heart.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Cheshvan 6:9 Anything thats asur for someone to SAY, is also LH to BELIEVE. 6:10 One is allowed to SUSPECT that a story is true, IF there is toeles e.g. to protect himself etc. However one must still treat this suspect as a regular Jew for all matters.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Cheshvan 6:7 The sin of LH is commonly caused by not judging the subject of a story favorably. 6:8 Its much worse if the subject is a Talmid Chacham, which one is required to try harder to judge favorably.