Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Av 9:1 Asur to speak AVAK LH which is a negative inference eg. “who would think ploni would end up so good?”, “its better we dont talk about ploni” Praising ploni in presence of an enemy or excessive praise to any listener is also avak LH. 9:2 All praise is asur in public, except about universally
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Av 8:12 Asur to speak LH to a Jew. To a non-Jew is much worse because it causes a chilul Hashem. As well, the non-Jew will definitely believe it and cause the Jew great damage. Even more terrible is informing on a Jew to authorities. This is equal to apikorsus and great punishment awaits. Chofetz Chaim
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Av 8:8 Some permit LH about baalei machlokes to cause those at fault to stop fighting, IF 1. you have good intentions & not hate 2. no other way to stop it 3. you’re certain this party is the guilty one. 8:9 There is a cherem against saying LH about dead people, especially Torah scholars & their
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Av 8:5 Mitzvah to say LH about a known apikores (one who denies anything of written or oral law) The Poskim say that a Tinok Shenishba has a Halacha of a regular Jew and no LH should be said about him, unless it is LeToeles with all the conditions. 8:6 If its a rumor, you can
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Av 8:3 Asur to say LH about a child if it will put him in a bad light or cause him damage. 8:4 Asur to say LH about an am haaretz. Saying LH on a scholar can often be in the category of mivazeh Talmid Chacham which is a terrible sin. Someone who’s a Rav and
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.
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.
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
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
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.