ChofetzChaimDaily 9 Nissan 8:12 Asur to speak LH to a Jew. To a non-Jew is much worse because it causes chilul Hashem and he will definitely believe it and cause the Jew great damage. More terrible is informing on a Jew to authorities, equal to apikores and great punishment awaits him.
ChofetzChaimDaily 8 Nissan 8:10 Asur to say LH to anyone; men, women & children. Telling your spouse every time someone wrongs or insults you, will just involve them in fight, making it worse, eventually they will lose respect for you when they see your always being teased. 8:11 Asur to say LH to relatives siblings and parents.
ChofetzChaimDaily 7 Nissan 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. theres 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 & their
ChofetzChaimDaily 6 Nissan 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 sins).
ChofetzChaimDaily 4 Nissan 8:1 The Issur of saying LH applies to men and women, strangers and relatives. 8:2 Asur to say LH ABOUT men or women, including your spouse and in-laws.
ChofetzChaimDaily 3 Nissan 7:13 Beis din may rely on circumstantial evidence that THEY witnessed, to beat someone to confess his crime. 7:14 Asur for Beis din to rely on the claimant for the circumstantial evidence.
ChofetzChaimDaily 2 Nissan 7:10 If you have circumstantial evidence that its true, its still asur to believe it except IF 1. theres no way to judge him favorably and 2. theres a toeles to listening. 7:11 Circumstantial evidence must be witnessed by speaker, and really pertaining to story. 7:12 Its still asur to tell others or damage the subject.
ChofetzChaimDaily 1 Nissan 7:7 Asur to believe LH even if the speaker is trustworthy as two witnesses. 7:8 When its mutar to tell people that ploni is a bad person, so theyll stay away from him; the people may believe it, IF the speaker witnessed it first hand. However one mustnt relate it to others. 7:9 Asur to believe LH
ChofetzChaimdaily 29 Adar 7:5 Mutar to believe LH on 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.
ChofetzChaimDaily 28 Adar 7:3 Asur to believe LH even if heard from two people. Since they spoke LH, theyre like a rasha who we wont trust to spoil a good persons name. 7:4 Asur to believe rumor that ploni did aveira, just suspect until clarified. One may relate it in conversation, but not purposely spread it.