Daily Halachos

3
Nov

ChofetzChaimDaily 10 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 10 Cheshvan 3:7 One is obligated to judge his fellow favorably as it says, Bitzedek tishpot amisecha, often, not doing so leads to LH (see sefer for more detail). 3:8 Even in scenario that one isnt obligated to judge favorably, one still must not relate what he saw, unless the conditions are met. See chap 4, 5, 10.

2
Nov

ChofetzChaimDaily 9 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 9 Cheshvan 3:5 Asur to say LH in a sneaky fashion, i.e. to make believe one doesnt realize that what hes saying is negative, or that ploni acts this way 3:6 Asur to say LH even if you know in advance that it wont cause any harm to the subject.

1
Nov

ChofetzChaimDaily 8 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 8 Cheshvan 3:3 Asur to degrade someone even if said as a joke. 3:4 Asur to say anonymous story, if the listener will be able to discern who youre saying bad about. Asur to cause a negative impression about somebody, no matter how you accomplish that.

31
Oct

ChofetzChaimDaily 7 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 7 Cheshvan 3:1 Asur to say LH NOT in front of the subject, and in his presence is worse because it will cause a fight. 3:2 Mutar to say something that can be understood as positive or slightly negative, IF you know that you would say it in front of the subject, because if so, your method of speech

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30
Oct

ChofetzChaimDaily 6 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 6 Cheshvan 2:12 Asur to degrade a speech that someone gave. If you think he should brush up his act, tell him privately. 2:13 If someone related a business idea in front of three people, you may repeat it, because he obviously isnt trying to keep it private.

29
Oct

ChofetzChaimDaily 5 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 5 Cheshvan 2:11 When a community board holds a private vote e.g. to decide whether or not to rehire the chazzan, the voters must NOT relate their own OR others opinions, even if it was positive, because that will inevitably shift the blame on the other voters.

28
Oct

ChofetzChaimDaily 4 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 4 Cheshvan 2:9 Heter of Apei Tlasa doesnt allow one to BELIEVE story, add to it, or show you agree to it. See sefer for further elaboration. 2:10 Heter doesnt apply if listener will believe what youre saying. With all its limitations, applying this heter is rare, and many authorities disagree with it anyway.

27
Oct

ChofetzChaimDaily 3 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 3 Cheshvan 2:7 If the speaker told his three listeners not to repeat the story, then one cant repeat it, even if the two others didnt obey and repeated. 2:8 No matter what wording he used to tell listeners not to repeat it, you must not. Heter of apei tlasa doesnt apply if 2 said LH to 2.

26
Oct

ChofetzChaimDaily 1-2 Cheshvan

ChofetzChaimDaily 1-2 Cheshvan 2:3 If one was in group of three that heared LH, SOME say that he may repeat the story, because we assume that its now public knowledge. However, even this view only allows random repeating, not to intend to spread story. 2:4 Applies only to those who heard in group of three. (except if e/o already knows).

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23
Oct

ChofetzChaimDaily 29 Tishrei

ChofetzChaimDaily 29 Tishrei 1:8 Asur to write or hint LH. 1:9 Asur even if one degrades himself at the same time.