Chofetz Chaim Daily 18 Kislev 10:9 If people wont suspect the speaker of going behind the subjects back (i.e. tzadik) then you dont need to say it in front of 3 people. 10:10 Relating someones wrongdoing bein adam laMakom is only mutar if its a known aveira and youve seen him do it many times bmazid
Chofetz Chaim Daily 17 Kislev 10:7 You dont have to rebuke the perpetrator (third condition ibid) if youre sure he wont accept it. But then you must spread to at least three people at a time, so they wont think youre going behind his back. 10:8 If the perpetrator is dangerous, then you may say it to less than three
Chofetz Chaim Daily 16 Kislev 10:5 Mutar to defame someone who spoke LH, only if the subject is aware of it, otherwise it will lead to rechilus. 10:6 Even if the subject isnt aware, mutar if it will create a preemptive benefit, that now people wont believe the LH rumor that the speaker is trying to spread.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 15 Kislev 10:3 Continued from yesterday. Only mutar if speaker himself isnt guilty of the same crime. 10:4 Litoeles can also be just to defame sinners. Asur to tell people that dont think it was wrong, it will bring to rechilus. In scenarios that its mutar, its a mitzvah to say. If asur, asur period.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 14 Kislev 10:1 Mutar to spread the injustice that ploni caused your friend IF it will help to right the wrong, or at least defame wrongdoers. 10:2 However you must fulfill 7 conditions: 1. absolutely factual 2. youre certain who the real villain is 3. rebuke perpetrator first 4. must not inflate crime 5. Litoeles & not
Chofetz Chaim Daily 13 Kislev 9:5 Mitzvah to restrain even your young children from LH so theyll get the habit. 9:6 Asur to repeat private matters heard from a friend.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Kislev 9:3 Asur to relate damage causing praise, ex: telling how ploni did a favor in hosting you, or lending you money, etc. This can cause ploni harm since others will now demand the same. Asur to say something that can be mistaken for LH. 9:4 Asur to live among baalei LH. Asur to listen even
Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Kislev 9:1 Asur to speak AVAK LH which means a negative inference e.g. to say: 1. who would think ploni would end up so good 2. its better we dont talk about ploni or 3. praising ploni in presence of an enemy, or excessive praise to any listener. 9:2 All praise is asur in public, except
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Kislev 8:13 Asur for anyone to BELIEVE LH regardless of who the subject is, except for apikores and informers etc. 8:14 Likewise doesnt matter who its being heard from, even parents and family members. One is responsible for the behaviors his household and should therefore restrain them from LH and set a positive example.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Kislev 8:12 Asur to speak LH to a Jew. To a non-Jew is much worse because it causes chillul Hashem. The non-Jew will definitely believe it and will cause the Jew great damage. Even more terrible is informing on a Jew to authorities, equal to apikorsus. A great punishment will await him.