Daily Halachos

14
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 12 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 12 Adar 4:3 By an average Jew, you must assume that what he did was a mistake, or that he didnt know that it was wrong. Even if you saw him do it many times, asur to relate it. 4:4 Even if one is sure that subject KNEW it was wrong, asur to tell, because maybe he did teshuva.

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13
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 11 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 11 Adar 4:1 Asur to degrade someone about their parents negative actions, or their own past misdeeds. Even if someone is actively doing something wrong bein adam laMakom, asur to tell anyone about it. 4:2 Asur even if its a slight wrongdoing i.e. not keeping a minhag etc.

12
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 10 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 10 Adar 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 all the conditions are met. See chapters 4, 5, &

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10
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 8 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 8 Adar 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.

9
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 7 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 7 Adar 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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8
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 6 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 6 Adar 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.

7
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 5 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 5 Adar 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.

6
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 4 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 4 Adar 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.

5
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 3 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 3 Adar 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 two said LH to two.

4
Mar

ChofetzChaimDaily 2 Adar

ChofetzChaimDaily 2 Adar 2:5 Aforementioned heter doesnt apply if one of the three people in the group is not the type to relate what was said (i.e. hes relative of subject or hes very scrupulous). 2:6 Also only applies within that city, we dont consider it public knowledge in another city.