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.
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.
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.Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Shvat 1:5 It doesnt matter
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 HaTorah Hazos. Curse to one who habitually commits any sin. 4)Arur makleh aviv v’imo. Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Shvat. Beginning of LH laws 1:1 Asur to
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 23 Shvat 11)Es Hashem Elokecha tira. Fear G-d. 12) Limud HaTorah. One could have been learning instead of speaking LH.
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.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 20 Shvat 5)Hocheach tocheach es amisecha. One should rebuke a LH speaker 6)Uvo tidbak. Cleave to Chachamim and do not join a LH group 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.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 18 Shvat. LH causes one to transgress many positive commandments. 1)Zachor… asah Hashem L’Miriam. Remember and do not speak LH 2)V’Ahavta L’Reiacha Kamocha.Chofetz Chaim Daily 19 Shvat 3)B’tzedek tishpot amisecha. LH may come from a person not judging another favorably. 4)V’chai achicha emach. LH can cause loss to another’s livelihood.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 17 Shvat. 16)Lo sachnifu es haaretz, if one agrees to a an LH story to gain approval of speaker. 17)Lo sikallel cheiresh. One may not curse another. Speaking LH commonly causes one to transgress 17 negative commandments!