Daily Halachos

22
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 17 Taamuz

4:12 To repent for LH, one must ask subject mechila (only if he was hurt; socially, emotionally, etc.) It is impossible for a habitual LH speaker to ask mechila from everyone he pained. 5:1 If you see someone doing sins bein adam l’chaveiro, (ex. not lending money that he could afford) you must not tell anyone. Editor – However one

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21
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 15-16 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 15 Taamuz 4:9 If you see someone has bad middos, you may not badmouth him because he probably doesn’t realize the severity of his actions. Instead, influence him to change. 4:10 You may tell your children or students to stay away from a person with bad middos. However, you must explain why you are telling them. Chofetz

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18
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 13-14 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 13 Taamuz 4:5 If the person you saw doing the aveira isn’t wholesome, won’t accept your rebuke & is likely to repeat the sin, you may tell someone who can influence him to repent. If two people saw, they may tell Beis Din to rebuke him. 4:6 You may tell that influencer, even if he may leak

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17
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 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.

16
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Taamuz 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.

15
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 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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14
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 8-9 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. Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Taamuz 3:5 Asur to say LH in a sneaky fashion, i.e. to pretend you don’t

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11
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 6-7 Taamuz

Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Taamuz 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 7 Taamuz 3:1 Asur to say

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10
Jul

Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 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.

9
Jul

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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