Chofetz Chaim Daily 1-3 Teves

Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Teves 3:1 Asur to say rechilus even if 100 percent true, even not in front of ploni that youre talking about. Even if you know that you would say it in front of him. It can actually be a bigger sin to say it in front of ploni, because the listener will definitely believe it since you had the nerve to say it, and will also now hate ploni. 3:2 Reuven may not say to Shimon, I heard you spoke rechilus about me. This would be rechilus about Levi who told him. 3:3 One may not tell anyone what Reuven did to Shimon. Besides for being LH, the news may spread and Shimon will find out. Asur to tell someone that ploni badmouthed his children/relatives because he will dislike ploni. 3:4 To tell someone that R badmouthed S so that he will be able to admonish R, see Hilchos LH 10:6.

Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Teves 4:1 Rechilus is asur even if not supplying any new info. Rechilus is also showing one that what ploni did to him is bad. 4:2 If R badmouthed S in front of 2 people, and one told S, the second may still not tell S. It will increase negative feelings. 4:3 Teshuva for rechilus includes repentance to Hashem and appeasing aggrieved parties.

Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Teves 5:1 Asur to believe rechilus (i.e. harbor negative feelings toward ploni who allegedly damaged you.) 5:2 Asur to listen to rechilus. If the info being said is crucial for one’s safety, he may not believe, but may take the necessary precautions to protect himself.

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