Chofetz Chaim Daily 17 Sivan. 16)Lo sachnifu es haaretz, if one agrees to a an LH story to gain approval of speaker. 17)Lo sikallel cheiresh. One may not curse another. Speaking LH commonly causes one to transgress 17 negative commandments! Chofetz Chaim Daily 18 Sivan. LH causes one to transgress many positive commandments. 1)Zachor… asah Hashem L’Miriam. Remember and do
Chofetz Chaim Daily 16 Sivan 14)Lo sisa alav cheit. One may not shame another. 15)Kol almanah v’yasom lo saanun. One may not pain a widow or an orphan.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 15 Sivan 12)Lo yiheye kikorach v’adaso. One may not cause machlokes. 13) Lo sonu ish es amiso. One may not pain another.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 14 Sivan 10)Lo yakum eid echad. One person may not tell LH to Beis Din. 11)Lo siheye achrei rebim laraos. One may not join a LH group.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 12 Sivan 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 negatively influence others. Liluy Nishmas Avraham ben Avigdor Sanders Chofetz Chaim Daily 13 Sivan 7)Lo Sisna Es Achicha…. Don’t hate 8)Lo Sikom.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 10 Sivan Commandments that one transgresses with LH: Negative commandments – 1)Lo Selech Rachil B’amecha (if the info is false then it is Motsi Shem Ra) 2)Lo Sisa Shema Shav Don’t accept a bad report. Refers to speaker as well, because we also read as Lo Sasi (do not tell) Chofetz Chaim Daily 11 Sivan Negative commandments
Chofetz Chaim Daily 9 Sivan 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 Sivan. 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 Sivan 1:4 “as bad as all 3” !) & doesn’t greet the shechina.
Chofetz Chaim Daily 5 Sivan 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 Sivan. Intro. The entire sefer was written as actual Halacha, not
Chofetz Chaim Daily 3 Sivan 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