ChofetzChaimDaily 7 Iyar 6:1 Asur to believe rechilus even if it was said in the presence of many people. 6:2 Asur to believe rechilus even if said in front of ploni the subject. Even if he doesnt protest it doesnt mean he agrees to the story. Besides why would you believe someone whos saying useless info and committing many sins,
ChofetzChaimDaily 6 Iyar 5:6 If one is positive that ploni spoke about him, but what he said can be understood in two ways, one is obligated to judge ploni favorably. 5:7 One who believed rechilus must remove the story and negative feelings from his heart, just assume whoever told you didnt have the facts straight, also do teshuva to Hashem.
ChofetzChaimDaily 5 Iyar 5:5 The Chofetz Chaim bemoans the widespread practice of people asking others what ploni said about them & whats plonis opinion of them, because its a very destructive behavior and transgresses many negative commandments.
ChofetzChaimDaily 4 Iyar 5:3 If one has significant reason to suspect that ploni plans to hurt him, he may ask people about ploni to protect himself but you must specify why asking. 5:4 See all hilchos LH chapter 6 for further details. When listening to info, one cant BELIEVE anything, and ploni still has chezkas kashrus. Asur to harm ploni,
ChofetzChaimDaily 2 Iyar 4:1 Rechilus is asur even if not supplying any new info, just showing one how what ploni did, was in truth bad to him. 4:2 If R badmouthed S in front of two people, and one of them already told S, the second may still not tell S, because it will increase negative feelings toward R. 4:3
ChofetzChaimDaily 1 Iyar 3:2 Reuven may not say to Shimon, I heard you spoke rechilus about me, because that would be rechilus on Levi who told him. 3:3 One may not tell anyone what reuven did to shimon, because besides for being LH, the news may spread and shimon will find out which is rechilus. Asur to tell someone how
ChofetzChaimDaily 30 Nissan 3:1 Asur to say rechilus even if 100 percent true, even not in front of ploni that youre talking about. Even if you know that you would say it in front of him. Its a bigger sin to actually say it in front of ploni, because the listener will definitely believe it since you had the nerve
ChofetzChaimDaily 29 Nissan 2:3 If someone badmouthed ploni in public, asur to tell others (because you cant rely on chavra chavra [your friend has a friend and he also has a friend etc] that everyone knows), and for sure not ploni himself. 2:4 If one thought to break off from a partner or shidduch, and ended up not; even if
ChofetzChaimDaily 28 Nissan 2:1 Asur to say rechilus to an individual, and in public its worse. 2:2 AVAK rechilus is also asur. When talking about ploni to either a. an overly sensitive person or b. someone who doesnt like ploni, one must not say anything that theyll misunderstand as an offensive comment.
ChofetzChaimDaily 27 Nissan 1:10 Asur to rekindle an old fight, even without saying details, just hinting it. 1:11 Asur to write rechilus. Asur to tell storeowner how ploni badmouthed his merchandise.