Chofetz Chaim

26
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 14 Kislev

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

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25
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 13 Kislev

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.

24
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Kislev

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

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23
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Kislev

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

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22
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Kislev

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.

21
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Kislev

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.

21
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Kislev

Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Kislev 8:10 Asur to say LH to anyone; men, women & children. Telling your spouse every time someone wrongs or insults you, will just involve him/her in the fight, making it worse. Eventually s/he will lose respect for you, seeing you are always being teased. 8:11 Asur to say LH to relatives siblings and parents.

19
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Kislev

Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Kislev 8:8 Some permit LH on baalei machlokes to cause those at fault to stop fighting, IF 1. you have good intentions & not hate 2. no other way to stop it 3. youre certain this party is the guilty one. 8:9 There is a cherem against saying LH about dead people, especially Torah scholars &

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18
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Kislev

Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Kislev 8:5 Mitzvah to say LH about a known apikores (one who denies anything of written or oral law) 8:6 If its just a rumor, you can suspect and stay away, but not believe it until you see it yourself or otherwise verify it. 8:7 Same laws apply for a rasha (someone who constantly commits major

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17
Nov

Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Kislev

Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Kislev 8:3 Asur to say LH on a child if it will put him in a bad light or cause him damage. 8:4 Asur to say LH on an am haaretz. Saying LH on a scholar can often be in the category of mivazeh Talmid Chacham which is a terrible sin. Someone whos a Rav and

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