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Expand Article Day 99 - Listening vs. Accepting

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 5:1-2

“Just as the Torah prohibits us from accepting loshon hora as fact, so too, it is forbidden to accept rechilus,” the Chofetz Chaim states. To accept rechilus is to transgress the negative ....


Posted 12/20/2007 11:17 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 100 - Acting upon Suspicion

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 5:3-4

In the previous segment, we learned that we are permitted to listen to rechilus—without accepting it as fact—in order to protect ourselves from possible harm. I ....


Posted 12/21/2007 11:52 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 101- Inside Information

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 5:5

The following case represents an all-too-common practice: Reuven works for a company which determines salary raises for its employees through an annual salary review. Today is the day when ....


Posted 12/21/2007 11:53 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 102 – Subjective Thinking

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 5:6-7

As we know, when a person does something which affects us negatively, our reaction will often depend on who that person is. For example:

You arranged to get a ride home with ....


Posted 12/24/2007 9:43 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 103 – Compelling Situations

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 6:1-2

We have been discussing the issue of accepting rechilus, a report that somebody said something negative about you or did something harmful to you. In this segme ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:10 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 104 - A Tragic Episode

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 6:3-4

The Chofetz Chaim continues his discussion of the prohibition against accepting rechilus as fact. In this segment, he describes a very common scenario in the bu ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:12 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 105 - At Home

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 6:5-6

Married couples often mistakenly think that passing information from one to the other is not rechilus. They assume that because their lives are so intertwined, each should know what the o ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:14 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 106 - A Man of Trust

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 6:6-7

In the laws of loshon hora (Day 61), we discussed a situation where the person relating the loshon

hora is Mheiman K’Brei Trei, that is, where the listener considers the speaker’s ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:16 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 107 - With Innocence and With Proof

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 6:8-9

Both in the laws of loshon hora and the laws of rechilus, the Chofetz Chaim has stressed that someone who intentionally relates negative talk without a construc ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:18 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 108 - Informers

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 6:10

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim introduces us to a particularly deadly strain of gossip, a brand of loshon hora which is instinctively abhorrent to the average Jew. We are referring t ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:19 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 109 - Between Parent and Child

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 7:1

The laws of rechilus apply to all Jews. There is no difference whether the speaker is a relative or stranger. And there is no difference whether the person being spoken about is an adult or ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:20 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 110 - The Ignorant and the Scholarly

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 7:2

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim gives us two examples of rechilus which are at opposite extremes. The first deals with an am ha’aretz, a Jew who is woefully poor in his knowledge of Tora ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:22 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 111 - Relatives and Non-Jews

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 7:3-4

If Shimon tells Reuven’s wife that Levi spoke negatively of Reuven, Shimon has committed an act of rechilus. Though he has not repeated the story to Reuven himself, there is no doubt that ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:23 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 112 - Threats to Familial Peace

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 7:5

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim finds it necessary to once again discuss the matter of conversation between husband and wife. If someone tells a woman something derogatory about her husb ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:24 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 113 - Avak Rechilus

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 8:1-3

In this segment, we begin learning the laws of avak rechilus (the “dust” of rechilus); statements which are not actual rechilus but which are nonetheless forbid ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:25 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 114 - A Touch of Ill Will

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 8:4-5

It is forbidden to tell a person a remark which was made about him, if that remark will cause him to be even slightly upset — though it contains nothing which is actually derogatory. Rela ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:26 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 115 – Constructive Rechilus

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 9:1-2

We now begin the concluding chapter of Sefer Chofetz Chaim. In his introduction to the chapter, the Chofetz Chaim writes, “In this chapter, we will explain when ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:30 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 116 - Threats

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 9:3-4

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim offers an example of a person whom you heard plotting to harm or embarrass someone. Certainly if the threat is serious then it must be reported, for the ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:32 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 117 - Flouting the Law

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 9:5-6

In a previous segment (Day 115) we listed five conditions which must be fulfilled before we can relate rechilus for a constructive purpose.

The fifth condition was that the recipie ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:34 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 118 - Negative Support

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 9:7-9

If we take a hard look at the missteps and blunders we make in life, we will find one common denominator in most of these actions: we always have support for what we do. This support help ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:35 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi



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