Chofetz Chaim Daily 15 Teves 8:1 Asur to say Avak rechilus – negative implication (e.g. to tell Reuven how Shimon said lets not talk about what Reuven did). 8:2. Praise that will cause hard feelings is also avak rechilus (e.g. to praise one before his spouse or partner about their charity giving; it will make the other think their wasting
Chofetz Chaim Daily 14 Teves 7:5 Asur to believe rechilus regardless of who is telling it to you, even one’s spouse. The Chofetz Chaim gives some advice – showing your willingness to listen, will bring many more such stories, and with them much heartache.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 13 Teves 7:3 Asur to tell someone how ploni badmouthed him, likewise asur to tell that someones wife and relatives because theyll get upset at ploni. 7:4 Much worse to say rechilus to a non-Jew about a Jew, because he may harm the Jew. Also asur to denigrate product or service that Jew provided for non-Jew.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Teves 7:2 Asur to say rechilus on an am haaretz. On a Talmid Chacham is much worse a) its probably false b) it violates mitzvah to honor and respect them c) much worse ramifications e.g. it can ruin his influence, create big fight, cause him to lose his position.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Teves 7:1 Laws of rechilus apply to all Jews, and no difference if subject is a man, woman or child. Chofetz Chaim warns against telling a parent that another child hit his son because it can cause a big feud (unless all conditions have been met, will be discussed later).
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Teves 6:8 Asur to believe rechilus even if it was a casual remark. See Hilchos LH chapter seven 10-14 for all laws of masiach lefi tumo. 6:9 Mutar to believe rechilus if you have circumstantial proof ONLY if a)theres no way to favorably interpret the evidence b)proof is directly related to rechilus story c)you yourself witnessed
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Teves 6:5 Mutar to believe rechilus told to you by a trustworthy person ONLY if the info is crucial and he saw it firsthand. 6:6 Trustworthy means someone who never lies, and you trust him like two witnesses, for all matters. 6:7 Nowadays we cant determine who is trustworthy, so you cant believe it.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Teves 6:3 If somebody lost a government job or contract, asur to suspect any Jew that he informed on you. Even if you hear that ploni informed on you, asur to believe it. Even if ploni is quiet, it doesnt mean he agrees to accusations. 6:4 Asur to believe rechilus even if many people told it
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Teves 6:1 Asur to believe rechilus even if it was said in the presence of many people. 6:2 Asur to believe rechilus even if said in front of ploni the subject. Even if he doesnt protest it doesnt mean he agrees to the story. Besides why would you believe someone whos saying useless info and committing
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Teves 5:6 If one is positive that ploni spoke about him, but what he said can be understood in two ways, one is obligated to judge ploni favorably. 5:7 One who believed rechilus must remove the story and negative feelings from his heart, just assume whoever told you didnt have the facts straight, also do teshuva