Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Shvat Negative commandments continued. 3)Hishamer Binega Hatzaraas 4)Lifnei Iver Lo Siten Michshol. Speaker causes listener to hear LH and vice versa. Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Shvat 5)Hishamer… Pen Tishkach Es Hashem… Mitzva not to be haughty 6) Lo Sichallilu Es Shem Kadshi. Warns against chillul Hashem, which one causes when speaking LH. This is especially true
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Shvat Commandments that one transgresses with LH: Negative commandments – 1)Lo Selech Rachil B’amecha (if the info is false then it is Motsi Shem Ra) 2)Lo Sisa Shema Shav Don’t accept a bad report. Refers to speaker as well, because we also read as Lo Sasi (do not tell)
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Shvat Because LH is such a bad trait, it is singled out with a specific commandment, Lo selech rachil, unlike other bad traits. LH also involves many sins which we will list in the future. General Rule: Unless specified otherwise, prohibitions apply equally to LH and Rechilus, speaker and listener, true and false, before subject and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Shvat. Opening. In Hashem’s love for us, He distanced us from the bad trait of LH which causes discord & fighting. The Chofetz Chaim details infamous history of LH: Snake/Eitz Hadaas – created death, Sale of Yosef lead to slavery in Egypt, Story of spies caused exile. See sefer for more details.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Shvat. Intro. The entire sefer was written as actual Halacha, not stringency (unless specified). The sefer opens with a comprehensive introduction, with all the positive and negative commandments that one may transgress while speaking LH. Studying this will help one to restrain himself.Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Shvat. Intro. One should try to fully understand the laws,
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Shvat. Intro. Widespread nonobservance of hilchos LH is because of: 1)Ignorance of the laws 2)False heterim. This is primarily because there was no sefer that clearly spelled out all the halachos. Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Shvat The sefer Chofetz Chaim was written to educate the public in keeping the laws of LH and Rechilus. Content is
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Shvat Some reasons why LH is so terrible 1)When people speak/listen to LH, the satan gets the ability to prosecute & the heavenly court gets the right to listen to sins 2)LH damages the potency of prayers and Torah learning that comes from the mouth 3)LH is a habit that piles up many sins very quickly
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Shvat. LH is the primary sin we need to rectify to merit redemption* because 1)it caused the current exile 2)the LH of the miraglim also caused exile 3)LH prolonged the Egyptian exile 4)the Torah curses LH sinners 5)A Baal LH is equal to a kofer. See sefer for elaboration.
Chofetz Chaim Daily New Cycle. 1 Shvat. Introduction. Praised is Hashem who gave us the Torah, and brought us into Eretz Yisrael! Alas, at end of Bayis Sheni, Sinas Chinam and LH forced us into this long and harsh exile*. Hashem is ready and able to redeem us; He is waiting for us to do teshuva. * although clearly the redemption
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Teves. Conclusion. If you think the in-laws aren’t going to support the amount promised, you can tell if a) you are positive b) it is a ‘make it or break it’ issue for the boy 3)the boy is really all he’s made to be. If they already made the t’naim, you may say only if you