Chofetz Chaim Daily 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.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 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
Chofetz Chaim Daily 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.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 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.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 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 didn’t 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
Chofetz Chaim Daily 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.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Adar 2:3 If one was in group of three that heard LH, SOME say that he may repeat the story, because we assume that its now public knowledge. However, even this view only allows random repeating, not to intend to spread story. 2:4 Applies only to those who heard in group of three. (except if e/o
Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Shvat 2:1 The sin of LH increases with amount of people listening to you speak it. 2:2 Something that can be understood as neutral or slightly negative; is mutar to say, if you say it before three people, since its obviously going to get back to the subject, the speaker obviously isnt intending for the negative
Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Shvat 1:8 Asur to write or hint LH. 1:9 Asur even if one degrades himself at the same time.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Shvat 1:5 It doesnt matter who is trying to get the info from you, its always asur to speak LH. 1:6 Asur even if it will cause a financial loss, even job loss. 1:7 Asur to speak LH eve if it will create an awkward or embarrassing situation.