Chofetz Chaim Daily 1 Cheshvan 2:3 If one was in group of 3 that heard LH, SOME say that he may repeat the story, because we assume it is now public knowledge. However, even this view only allows random repeating, not with intention to spread story. 2:4 Applies only to those who heard in group of 3 * Note this heter isn’t to be used
Chofetz Chaim Daily 30 Tishrei 2:1 The sin of LH increases with amount of people listening to you speak. 2:2 Something that can be understood as neutral/slightly negative is mutar to say before three people. It will get back to the subject so the speaker obviously is not intending for the negative interpretation.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 29 Tishrei 1:8 Asur to write or hint LH. 1:9 Asur even if one degrades himself at the same time.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 27 Tishrei 1:3 Someone who habitually speaks LH is called a Baal LH which is a terrible sin & punishment. 1:4 One who commits a cardinal sin is punished in this world and loses portion in the world to come. A Baal LH is as bad as all three. Chofetz Chaim Daily 28 Tishrei 1:5 It doesnt
Chofetz Chaim Daily 25 Tishrei Arurin: 1)Arur makeh reiehu basaser. Curse for one who speaks LH. 2) Arur mashgeh iver baderech. Curse for one who places stumbling block 3)Arur asher lo yakim es divrei HaTorah Hazos. Curse to one who habitually commits any sin. 4)Arur makleh aviv v’imo. Chofetz Chaim Daily 26 Tishrei. Beginning of LH laws 1:1 Asur to speak negatively about anyone. If
Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Tishrei Negative commandments continued. 3)Hishamer Binega Hatzaraas 4)Lifnei Iver Lo Siten Michshol. Speaker causes listener to hear LH and vice versa. Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Tishrei 5)Hishamer… Pen Tishkach Es Hashem… Mitzva not to be haughty 6) Lo Sichallilu Es Shem Kadshi. Warns against chillul Hashem, which one causes when speaking LH. This is especially true if one’s actions
Chofetz Chaim Daily 8 Tishrei. Opening. In Hashem’s love for us, He distanced us from the bad trait of LH which causes discord & fighting. The Chofetz Chaim details infamous history of LH: Snake/Eitz Hadaas – created death, Sale of Yosef lead to slavery in Egypt, Story of spies caused exile. See sefer for more details. Chofetz Chaim Daily 9
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 stringencies (unless
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.