Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Adar II 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
Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Adar II 4:1 Asur to degrade someone about his parents’ negative actions or his own past misdeeds. Asur to tell about someone actively doing something wrong bein adam l’Makom. 4:2 Even a slight wrongdoing is asur to report i.e. not keeping a minhag etc
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Adar II 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. Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Adar II 3:7
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Adar II 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.Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Adar II 3:3 Asur to
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