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).
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.
ChofetzChaimDaily 8 Iyar 6:3 If somebody lost a government job or contract, asur to suspect any Jew that he informed on you. Even if you hear that ploni informed on you, asur to believe it. Even if ploni is quiet, it doesnt mean he agrees to accusations. 6:4 Asur to believe rechilus even if many people told it to you
ChofetzChaimDaily 7 Iyar 6:1 Asur to believe rechilus even if it was said in the presence of many people. 6:2 Asur to believe rechilus even if said in front of ploni the subject. Even if he doesnt protest it doesnt mean he agrees to the story. Besides why would you believe someone whos saying useless info and committing many sins,
ChofetzChaimDaily 6 Iyar 5:6 If one is positive that ploni spoke about him, but what he said can be understood in two ways, one is obligated to judge ploni favorably. 5:7 One who believed rechilus must remove the story and negative feelings from his heart, just assume whoever told you didnt have the facts straight, also do teshuva to Hashem.
ChofetzChaimDaily 5 Iyar 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.
ChofetzChaimDaily 4 Iyar 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 harm ploni,
ChofetzChaimDaily 2 Iyar 4:1 Rechilus is asur even if not supplying any new info, just showing one how what ploni did, was in truth bad to him. 4:2 If R badmouthed S in front of two people, and one of them already told S, the second may still not tell S, because it will increase negative feelings toward R. 4:3
ChofetzChaimDaily 1 Iyar 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 someone how
ChofetzChaimDaily 30 Nissan 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 the nerve