ChofetzChaimDaily 5 Teves 5:5 The Chofetz Chaim bemoans the widespread practice of people asking others what ploni said about them & whats plonis opinion of them, because its a very destructive behavior and transgresses many negative commandments.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Teves 5:3 If one has significant reason to suspect that ploni plans to hurt him, he may ask people about ploni to protect himself but you must specify why asking. 5:4 See all hilchos LH chapter 6 for further details. When listening to info, one cant BELIEVE anything, and ploni still has chezkas kashrus. Asur to
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Teves 5:1 Asur to believe rechilus (i.e. harbor negative feelings toward ploni who allegedly damaged you. 5:2 Asur to listen to rechilus. If the info being said is crucial for ones safety, he may not believe, but may listen to take the necessary precautions to protect himself from ploni.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Teves 4:1 Rechilus is asur even if not supplying any new info, for example showing R that S was bad to him. 4:2 If R badmouthed S in front of two people, and one of them told S, the second may still not tell S. It will increase the negative feelings. 4:3 Teshuva for rechilus includes
Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Teves 3:2 Reuven may not say to Shimon, I heard you spoke rechilus about me, because that would be rechilus on Levi who told him. 3:3 One may not tell anyone what Reuven did to Shimon, because besides for being LH, the news may spread and Shimon will find out which is rechilus. Asur to tell
Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Kislev 3:1 Asur to say rechilus even if 100 percent true, even not in front of ploni that youre talking about. Even if you know that you would say it in front of him. Its a bigger sin to actually say it in front of ploni, because the listener will definitely believe it since you had
Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Kislev 2:3 If someone badmouthed ploni in public, asur to tell others (because you cant rely on chavra chavra [your friend has a friend and he also has a friend etc] that everyone knows), and for sure not ploni himself. 2:4 If one thought to break off from a partner or shidduch, and ended up not;
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Kislev 2:1 Asur to say rechilus to an individual, and in public its worse. 2:2 AVAK rechilus is also asur. When talking about ploni to either a. an overly sensitive person or b. someone who doesnt like ploni, one must not say anything that theyll misunderstand as an offensive comment.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Kislev 1:10 Asur to rekindle an old fight. Even without details, just hinting is asur. 1:11 Asur to write rechilus. Asur to tell a storeowner that ploni badmouthed his merchandise.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Kislev 1:8 If youre asked to say rechilus and the only way out is to lie, then you should lie! (dont swear). 1:9 Asur to relate a nameless story that the listener will be able to discern who it was. Likewise, if he knew the story just not the name, asur to reveal who it was.