ChofetzChaimDaily 13 Elul 7:3 Asur to tell someone how ploni badmouthed him, likewise asur to tell that someones wife and relatives cuz theyll get upset at ploni. 7:4 Much worse to say rechilus to a non-Jew about a Jew, cuz he may harm the Jew. Also asur to denigrate product or service that Jew provided for non-Jew.
ChofetzChaimDaily 12 Elul 7:2 Asur to say rechilus on an am haaretz. On a talmid chacham 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 11 Elul 7:1 Laws of rechilus apply to all Jews, and no difference if subject is a man, woman or child. Chofetz Chaim warns against telling parent A that child B hit his son because it can cause a big feud (unless all conditions have been met, will be discussed later).
ChofetzChaimDaily 10 Elul 6:8 Asur to believe rechilus even if it was a casual remark. See part 1 7:10-14 for all laws of masiach lefi tumo. 6:9 Mutar to believe rechilus if you have circumstancial proof ONLY if a)theres no way to favorably interpret the evidence b)proof is directly related to rechilus story c)you yourself witnessed it d)there is a
ChofetzChaimDaily 9 Elul 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 Elul 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 Elul 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 Elul 5:6 If one is positive that ploni spoke about him, but what he said can be understood in 2 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.