Chofetz Chaim

5
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 12-13 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Taamuz  4:3 If you see an average Jew doing something wrong, even many times, you must assume it was a mistake or that he didn’t know it was wrong. 4:4 Even if one is sure that subject KNEW it was wrong, asur to tell. Maybe he did teshuva. Instead you should rebuke him privately and nicely.

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2
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 10-11 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Taamuz  3:7 One must judge his fellow favorably as it says Bitzedek tishpot amisecha. Often, not doing so leads to LH (see sefer for more details). 3:8 Even in scenario that one isnt obligated to judge favorably, one still must not relate what he saw, unless all the conditions are met. See chapters 4, 5, &

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1
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Taamuz  3:5 Asur to say LH in a sneaky fashion, i.e. to pretend you don’t realize that ploni acts this way or that what you’re saying is negative 3:6 Asur to say LH even if you know in advance that it wont cause any harm to the subject.

30
Jun

Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Taamuz 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 its about. Asur to cause a negative impression about somebody.

29
Jun

Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Taamuz 3:1 Asur to say LH both in front of and not in front of the subject. 3:2 Something that can be understood as positive or slightly negative can only be said if you would say it in front of the subject. This indicates the positive intention.

28
Jun

Chofetz Chaim Daily 5-6 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Taamuz 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 6 Taamuz 2:12 Asur to degrade a

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25
Jun

Chofetz Chaim Daily 3-4 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Taamuz  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

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24
Jun

Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 2 Taamuz  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.

23
Jun

Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Taamuz 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 with intention to spread story. 2:4 Applies only to those who heard in group of 3 * Note this heter

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22
Jun

Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Sivan

Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Sivan 2:1 The sin of LH increases with amount of people listening to you speak. 2:2 Something that can be understood as neutral/slightly negative is mutar to say before three people. It will get back to the subject so the speaker obviously is not intending for the negative interpretation.