February 2017


Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Adar

Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Adar 2:5 Aforementioned heter doesn’t apply if one of the three people would not relate what was said (i.e. he’s a relative or he’s very scrupulous). 2:6 LH from one city is not considered public knowledge in another city.


Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Adar

Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Adar 2:3 If one was in group of 3 that heard LH, SOME say that he may repeat the story, because we assume it is now public knowledge. However, even this view only allows random repeating, not intention to spread story. 2:4 Applies only to those who heard in group of 3


Chofetz Chaim Daily 28-30 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Shvat 1:5 It doesnt matter who is asking for information, it is 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 even if it will create an awkward/embarrassing situation. Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Shvat 1:8 Asur to write or hint LH. 1:9

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Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Shvat 1:3 Someone who habitually speaks LH is called a Baal LH which is a terrible sin & punishment. 1:4 One who commits a cardinal sin is punished in this world and loses portion in the world to come. A Baal LH is as bad as all three.


Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Shvat. Beginning of LH laws 1:1 Asur to speak negatively about anyone. If true, called LH. If false, Motsi Shem Ra. Biblical source: Lo selech Rachil 2:2 This is the specific verse for LH, there are many other sins one transgresses as well.


Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Shvat Arurin: 1)Arur makeh reiehu basaser. Curse for one who speaks LH. 2) Arur mashgeh iver baderech. Curse for one who places stumbling block 3)Arur asher lo yakim es divrei HaTorah Hazos. Curse to one who habitually commits any sin. 4)Arur makleh aviv v’imo.


Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Shvat. 13)Midvar Sheker tirchak, if its a lie. 14)Vihalachta bidrachav, to act like Hashem and not speak LH. This concludes positive commandments.


Chofetz Chaim Daily 22-23 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 22 Shvat 9)V’kidashto. Do not speak LH about a Kohen in front of him. 10)Kabed es avicha v’es imecha. Also applies to step parents and older brother Chofetz Chaim Daily 23 Shvat 11)Es Hashem Elokecha tira. Fear G-d. 12) Limud HaTorah. One could have been learning instead of speaking LH.


Chofetz Chaim Daily 21 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 21 Shvat 7)Umikdashi tiraoo. Do not speak LH in shul. 8)V’hadarta pnei zaken. Do not speak LH about a chacham or old person, definitely not in front of them.


Chofetz Chaim Daily 20 Shvat

Chofetz Chaim Daily 20 Shvat 5)Hocheach tocheach es amisecha. One should rebuke a LH speaker 6)Uvo tidbak. Cleave to Chachamim and do not join a LH group