Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Adar II 2:12 Asur to degrade a speech that someone gave. If you think he should brush up his act, tell him privately. 2:13 If someone related a business idea in front of three people, you may repeat it, because he obviously isn’t trying to keep it private.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Adar II 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 II 2:9 Heter of Apei Tlasa doesn’t allow one to believe the story, add to it, or show you agree to it. See sefer for further elaboration. 2:10 Heter doesn’t apply if listener will believe what you’re 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 the 3 listeners not to repeat the story, then one can’t repeat it, even if other 2 didn’t obey. 2:8 No matter what wording he used to tell listeners not to repeat, you must not. Heter of apei t’lasa doesn’t apply if 2 people said LH to 2 others.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Adar I 7:7 Asur to believe LH even if the speaker is as trustworthy as two witnesses. 7:8 If the speaker witnessed firsthand, it is mutar to believe that ploni is a bad person (stay away from him). However, you can not relate it to others. 7:9 Asur to believe LH even if speaker was masiach
Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Adar I 7:5 Mutar to believe LH about someone who is known to constantly transgress serious sins* 7:6 If someone degrades himself and another, you may believe it about himself but not the other. *A Tinok Shenishba, e.g. someone who didn’t receive a proper Jewish education, or did, but has unfortunately had challenging life experiences, and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Adar I 7:3 Asur to believe LH even if heard from two people. They are wicked people who we do not trust to spoil a good person’s name because they are speaking LH. 7:4 Asur to believe a rumor that ploni did an aveira, may suspect until clarified. One may relate it in conversation, but not
Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Adar I 7:1 Asur to believe LH even if the story was said publicly. 7: 2 Asur to believe LH even if the subject was present & didn’t protest. Asur to believe LH, if speaker just SAYS he would say it in subject’s presence.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Adar I 6:9 Anything that is asur for someone to SAY, is also LH to BELIEVE. 6:10 One is allowed to SUSPECT that a story is true, IF there is toeles e.g. to protect himself etc. However one must still treat this suspect as a regular Jew for all matters.Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Adar I 6:11