Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Tishrei Because LH is such a bad trait, it is singled out with a specific commandment, Lo selech rachil, unlike other bad traits. LH also involves many sins which we will list in the future. General Rule: Unless specified otherwise, prohibitions apply equally to LH and Rechilus, speaker and listener, true and false, before subject and
Chofetz Chaim Daily 7 Tishrei. Intro. One should try to fully understand the laws, not just superficially, because one might misinterpret heterim. By studying the laws, one will not become a baal LH. A baal LH is similar to one who transgresses a cardinal sin (see 27 Tishrei 1:4 “as bad as all 3” !) & doesn’t greet the shechina.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Tishrei The sefer Chofetz Chaim was written to educate the public in keeping the laws of LH and Rechilus. Content is gathered from Rishonim and Poskim. The main text is concise law. Sources are spelled out in the Beer Mayim Chaim Chofetz Chaim Daily 6 Tishrei. Intro. The entire sefer was written as actual Halacha, not
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Tishrei Some reasons why LH is so terrible 1)When people speak/listen to LH, the satan gets the ability to prosecute & the heavenly court gets the right to listen to sins 2)LH damages the potency of prayers and Torah learning that comes from the mouth 3)LH is a habit that piles up many sins very quickly.
Chofetz Chaim Daily New Cycle. 1 Tishrei. Introduction. Praised is Hashem who gave us the Torah, and brought us into Eretz Yisrael! Alas, at the end of Bayis Sheni, Sinas Chinam and LH forced us into this long and harsh exile*. Hashem is ready and able to redeem us; He is waiting for us to do teshuva. * Although clearly
Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Elul. Conclusion. If you think the in-laws aren’t going to support the amount promised, you can tell if a) you are positive b) it is a ‘make it or break it’ issue for the boy 3)the boy is really all he’s made to be. If they already made the t’naim, you may say only if you
Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Elul Shidduch Scenario: Be careful. If you know serious negative info about a potential shidduch, you must tell other side. Chofetz Chaim warns against destructive labeling i.e. to call a sincere & simple person “not so sharp”. Besides ruining potential matches, it degrades being sincere. Asur to degrade someone b/c of their parents or ancestors. Chofetz
Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Elul In a case of potential partnership, one should not assume that ploni’s poor financial situation makes him a bad candidate for a partnership. BUT in such a scenario, where you may not want him as your partner, you shouldn’t recommend him either. That may be bad advice.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 24 Elul 9:14 If someone suspects YOU of wronging him, and you know who really did it, you may not tell (unless all conditions met). You may say it wasn’t me. 9:15 Ex: You put something aside for buyer. Ploni comes, pays, and takes the item. You do not protest. When original buyer returns with $, you
Chofetz Chaim Daily 22 Elul 9:11 If the buyer already made a purchase and has a valid claim (was cheated more than 1/6 & not too long since purchase), you should tell buyer if you fulfill these conditions: a) don’t exaggerate b)intend litoeles* c)try to rebuke seller first d)try alternative method first e)make sure the buyer won’t tell seller your