Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Tishrei. Intro. One should try to fully understand the laws, not just superficially, because one might misinterpret heterim. By studying the laws, one will not become a baal LH. A baal LH is similar to one who transgresses a cardinal sin & doesn’t greet the shechina.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Tishrei. 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 9 Tishrei 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 not before him.