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A Daily lesson from the Chofetz Chaim: A Daily Companion/Mesorah Publication.
Please treat printed version with the respect due to Torah materials

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Expand Article Day 18 – Favorable Judgments and Financial Assista

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Positive Commandments 3-4

If we were to search for the first spark of loshon hora as it begins to develop in a person’s mind, we would find it in the part of the brain that makes judgments. Every da ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:16 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 17 – Remembrance and Love

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Positive Commandments 1-2

When trying to impress a class of students about the evils of loshon hora, the average teacher would probably use examples of serious cases in which a person’s reputation o ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:15 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 16 - Flattery

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Negative Commandments 16-17

The Chofetz Chaim confronts us with a classic scenario in office politics: A few employees are speaking with the boss and someone mentions a person whom the boss is known ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:13 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 15 - Sin upon Sin

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Negative Commandments 14-15

The Chofetz Chaim now discusses a more severe level of ona’as devarim (verbal abuse). If one relates something negative to others while the sub ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:12 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 14 - Causing Strife or Hurt

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Negative Commandments 12-13

A frequent result of speaking loshon hora and especially rechilus (gossip) is machlokes (dispute or controversy).

The president of a school is unhappy with the exe ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:10 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 13 - Do Not Follow the Crowd

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Negative Commandments 10-11

The Torah tells us that a minimum of two witnesses is needed for testimony in beis din (rabbinical court). If only one person came to beis din to testify against someone, ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:09 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 12 – Two - Facedness and Revenge

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Negative Commandments 7-9

One of the worst negative character traits is graphically called “two-facedness.” It means, quite literally, to act with two “faces” — outwardly smiling, inwardly hateful.< ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:08 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 11 – Arrogance and Disgrace

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Negative Commandments 5-6

Generally, a person who speaks loshon hora does so from a somewhat smug and haughty perspective. Such a person, says the Chofetz Chaim, shows himself to be conceited, becau ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:07 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 10 - Corrective Measures

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Introduction: Negative Commandments 3 – 4

The relationship in the Torah between tzara’as (a skin disease induced by spiritual impurity) and the sin of loshon hora is well known. Moshe’s righteous sister Miriam ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:06 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 9 – Warning Signs

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Introduction: Negative Commandments 1 – 2

In this section, the Chofetz Chaim begins to detail the negative commandments that one transgresses when speaking loshon hora. One is struck by the fact that there is n ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:04 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 8 - A Wholesale Sin Market

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Introduction (Continued)

The Chofetz Chaim writes that one should not equate speaking loshon hora with other negative behavior, such as showing anger or insensitivity. Though these, too, destroy the fabric of o ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:01 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 7 - A Historical Perspective

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Introduction

The Chofetz Chaim opens his Pesichah (Introduction) with a brief historical perspective of the sin of loshon hora.

Loshon Hora has the distinction of being the first sin ever committed. We k ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:59 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 6 – Sound Advice

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Preface (Continued)

The Chofetz Chaim continues to discuss the structure of his classic work. “And I beseech you, dear reader, if you come across something in my sefer (book) that at first glance appears to be ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:58 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 5 - The Sefer’s Structure

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Preface (Continued)

Sefer Chofetz Chaim made it possible, for the first time, for a person to study the laws of loshon hora in an organized fashion. The Chofetz Chaim writes, “I wrote this sefer, where I gather ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:56 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 4 - Satan’s Strategies

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Preface (Continued)

“I wondered to myself,” the Chofetz Chaim writes, “how was it possible that this Torah prohibition of loshon hora came to be disregarded by so many people?”

The Chofetz Chaim answers ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:55 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 3 - Satan’s Accomplice

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Preface (Continued)

The Chofetz Chaim has stated and proven beyond any doubt that the sin of loshon hora, which was the cause of the Second Temple’s destruction, is the factor which up to this day has prevented ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:53 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 2 – Irrefutable Proof

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Preface (Continued)

Previously, the Chofetz Chaim explained the true source of this ongoing exile. He stated that the sins of loshon hora and sinas chinam (baseless hatred) of past generations would not cause H ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:52 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 1 - The Source of Exile

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Preface

The Chofetz Chaim begins his classic sefer, Chofetz Chaim, by painting a picture of the world and our place in it. He begins: Hashem separated us as a nation. He gave us His p ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:49 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 128 - In Closing

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Afterword: Shidduchim Situations (continued)

Through the course of this sefer, the Chofetz Chaim has told us many times that there is a vast difference between knowing information firsthand and hearing it from an ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:48 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 127 – Financial Commitments

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Afterword: Shidduchim Situations (continued)

The Chofetz Chaim now discusses dowry and material support which a prospective father-in law offers his prospective son-in-law. First he discusses a case where the shi ....


Posted 1/20/2008 1:47 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi



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