Daily Halachos

21
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 21 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 21 Iyar 9:10 If you see that a store intends to cheat a buyer (overpriced more than 1/6, false scales, selling junk as if its quality), you must warn him to stay away.

20
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 20 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 20 Iyar 9:7 You may tell someone that ploni stole or damaged him but you must rebuke ploni first and fulfill the 5 conditions(ibid). 9:8 If you may tell, then you must, and if you cant then even if the someone begs you, you must not. 9:9 When you cant tell the subject, you cant tell others either.

19
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 19 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 19 Iyar 9:5,6 When you are allowed to tell R about a potentially bad partner, thats only if theyre not yet partners, if theyre already partners it depends; if R is the type to immediately break the partnership, then you cant tell him. If he will just protect himself from losses then its ok.

18
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 18 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 18 Iyar 9:3 If you know that R is plotting to hurt S, you must tell S provided fulfillment of aforementioned conditions. 4) you must be sure that by telling S, hell stay away from R, but if hes type to make preemptive strike on R and make a bigger fight, then you cant tell him.

16
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 16 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 16 Iyar 8:4 Rechilus is asur even if the comment ploni made wasnt so bad, ex. When Sarah said, and my husband is old, Hashem didnt repeat that part to Avraham. 8:5 if someone tells you a secret, you may not repeat it, it can damage him and isnt derech tznius.

15
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 15 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 15 Iyar 8:1 Asur to say Avak rechilus – negative implication (e.g. to tell R how ploni said lets not talk about what R did). 2) Praise that will cause hard feelings is also avak rechilus (e.g. to praise one before his spouse or partner about their charity giving; it will make the other think their wasting their money).

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14
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 14 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 14 Iyar 7:5 Asur to believe rechilus regardless of who is telling it to you, even ones spouse. The ChofetzChaim gives some advice; showing your willingness to listen, will bring many more such stories and with them much heartache.

13
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 13 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 13 Iyar 7:3 Asur to tell someone how ploni badmouthed him, likewise asur to tell that someones wife and relatives because theyll get upset at ploni. 7:4 Much worse to say rechilus to a non-Jew about a Jew, because he may harm the Jew. Also asur to denigrate product or service that Jew provided for non-Jew.

12
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 12 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 12 Iyar 7:2 Asur to say rechilus on an am haaretz. On a Talmid Chacham is much worse a)its probably false b)it violates mitzvah to honor and respect them c)much worse ramifications (i.e. can ruin his influence, create big fight, he will lose his position).

9
May

ChofetzChaimDaily 9 Iyar

ChofetzChaimDaily 9 Iyar 6:5 Mutar to believe rechilus told to you by a trustworthy person ONLY if the info is crucial and he saw it firsthand. 6:6 Trustworthy means someone who never lies, and you trust him like two witnesses, for all matters. 6:7 Nowadays we cant determine who is trustworthy, so you cant believe it.