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A Daily lesson from the Chofetz Chaim: A Daily Companion/Mesorah Publication.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 98 - Fanning the Flames

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 4:1-3

This brief chapter in Sefer Chofetz Chaim is a very revealing one. Earlier (Day 93), the Chofetz Chaim presented a situation where one is guilty of rechilus without telling the person any ....


Posted 12/19/2007 10:22 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 97 - Second-Level Rechilus

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Rechilus 3:2-4

Until this point, we have dealt with what we will call “first-level rechilus,” where Reuven talks negatively about Shimon to Levi, who reports this conversation back to Shimon.

The C ....


Posted 12/18/2007 11:33 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 96 - In the Subject’s Presence


SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 3:1

It is all too often that a baal loshon hora ends his tirade with, “And if he were standing here, I would say it anyway!” In the laws of loshon hora, the Chofetz Chaim taught that such b ....


Posted 12/18/2007 12:40 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 95 - Public and Private Information

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 2:3-4

In the laws of loshon hora, the Chofetz Chaim discussed the concept of “api tlasa” (before three), where a negative statement was made in the presence of three people, which is considered ....


Posted 12/16/2007 11:32 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 94 - Ambiguous Statements

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

Rechilus is forbidden even when told to one person. Certainly, says the Chofetz Chaim, it is forbidden when said publicly. One might argue: “If I announce in public, ‘Chaim called Meir a ....


Posted 12/14/2007 3:49 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 93 - Subtle Incitement

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 1:10-11

Rechilus comes in many forms. In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim examines a case which is unusual in that the listener is not being told anything which he did ....


Posted 12/14/2007 3:49 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 92 - For the Sake of Peace

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 1:8-9

The Chofetz Chaim has already informed us that we are not permitted to speak rechilus even when pressured to do so. In this segment, he tells us that if possible, one should evade the iss ....


Posted 12/13/2007 10:10 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 91 - A Worthwhile Sacrifice

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 1:6-7

Rechilus has particular application to the business world because it is common for customers and vendors to traffic information to advance their commercial position. A vendor looking for ....


Posted 12/13/2007 11:50 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 90 - Misconceptions

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 1:4-5

Just as, by definition, loshon hora is derogatory or harmful information which is true, so, too, is rechilus true information which can cause ill will. If the information is false, the tr ....


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


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Expand Article Day 89 - Third-Party Support

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Rechilus 1:3

The Chofetz Chaim begins the laws of rechilus with some fundamental points. Good intentions do not remove a statement from the category of rechilus. If a statement can cause ill will it is ....


Posted 12/10/2007 11:10 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 88 - Rechilus

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

With this segment, we begin the second part of Sefer Chofetz Chaim, which is devoted to hilchos rechilus, the laws of gossipmongering. The Chofetz Chaim begins ....


Posted 12/9/2007 11:15 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 87 - Who’s to Blame?

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 10:17

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim examines a case in which you are wrongly accused of something, and it is obvious that the real wrongdoer had to be either ....


Posted 12/7/2007 3:22 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi



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