Parshas Beha'aloscha 5778
Is it permitted to speak lashon horah against a wicked person in order to warn a righteous person away from him, or a child away from him?
Now first you have to make sure that he is a rosho, because just because he's your landlord and he does not give heat in the way you want it, or because he is a competitor, doesn't make him a rosho. You have to be very careful before declaring he is a rosho. If you go to a competent Rov, a morah horah, and he'll pasken that this person is a rosho and you can talk loshon horah, so you can talk loshon horah, but you have to get a psak.
Don't rely on yourself, because in most cases, you are the one who is the rosho; that's most cases.
Good Shabbos To All
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