Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Shvat Negative commandments continued. 3)Hishamer Binega Hatzaraas,= warning against speaking LH 4)Lifnei Iver Lo Siten Michshol, speaker causes listener to hear LH and vice versa.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Shvat List of commandments that LH causes one to transgress. NEGATIVE COMMANDMENTS 1)LO SELECH RACHIL BiAMECHA. Includes LH. If the info is false then its Motsi Shem Ra. 2)LO SISA SHEMA SHAV meaning Dont accept bad report, also referring to speaker because we also read it LO SASI which means dont tell.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Shvat Because LH is such a bad midah, its singled out with a specific commandment, Lo selech rachil, unlike other bad midos like anger, cruelty etc, that arent. Also, LH involves many sins which we will b.e.H. list in the future. General Rule: Isurim apply equally (unless specified) LH and Rechilus, speaker and listener, true and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Shvat. Opening. In Hashems love for us he distanced us from the bad midah of LH which brings to fights and discord. The Chofetz Chaim details infamous history of LH: Nachash – Aitz Hadaas; which created death. Mechiras Yosef – shibud mitzrayim. Maaseh miraglim caused galus. See sefer for more details.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Shvat. Intro. One should try to fully understand the laws, not just superficially, because that can lead to misinterpreting certain heterim. Another benefit of learning the laws is 1)wont be considered baal LH, which is like one who transgresses one of the cardinal sins, who dont greet the shechina.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Shvat. Intro. The entire sefer was written as actual Halacha, and not just stringencies (unless specified). The sefer starts with a comprehensive introduction, with all the positive and negative commandments that one may transgress while speaking LH. Studying this will help one to restrain himself.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Shvat The sefer CHOFETZ CHAIM was written to educate the masses in keeping the laws of LH and Rechilus. Its contents gathered from Rishonim and Poskim. The main text is the concise law. The sources are spelled out in the Beer Mayim Chaim.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 4 Shvat. Intro. Widespread nonobservance of hilchos LH is because of 1. ignorance of the laws 2. false heterim. This is primarily because for ages, there was no sefer that clearly spelled out all the halachos.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Shvat Some reasons why LH is so bad are because 1) When people speak or listen to LH that gives the satan the ability to prosecute, & the heavenly court the right to listen to your sins 2)it damages the potency of all prayers and Torah learning that comes from ones mouth 3) its a habit
Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Shvat. LH is the primary sin we need to rectify to merit redemption, because 1)it caused the current exile 2)the LH of the miraglim also caused exile 3)LH prolonged the Egyptian exile 4)the Torah curses LH sinners 5)A Baal LH is equal a kofer. See sefer for elaboration.