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A Daily lesson from the Chofetz Chaim: A Daily Companion/Mesorah Publication.
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Expand Article Day 66 - Family Talk

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 8:1-2

In this section, the Chofetz Chaim focuses on the players in the sin of loshon hora: the speaker, the listener and the subject. He begins with some important ....


Posted 11/16/2007 10:44 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 65 - Monetary Disputes
SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 7:13-14

If you have ever been approached by a person involved in a monetary dispute, you have probably found that in his opinion, his opponent is completely in the wrong with no justification at a ....


Posted 11/16/2007 10:43 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 64 - Two Conditions

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 7:11-12

In the previous segment, the Chofetz Chaim introduced us to the concept of “Devarim Hanikarim” recognizable signs (i.e. circumstantial proof) as a basis for believing certain forms of ....


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


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Expand Article Day 63 - Weighing the Evidence

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 7:10

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim examines the concept of Devarim HaNikarim, recognizable signs, as it applies to the laws of loshon hora. From a Talmudic i ....


Posted 11/14/2007 11:59 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 62 - Casual Remarks

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 7:9

The concept in halachah of Mesiach L’fi Tumo accords a casual remark made in conversation the status of testimony in beis din (rabbinical court). The classic case where this rule is appl ....


Posted 11/13/2007 9:26 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 61 - The Trustworthy Witness

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 7:7-8

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim begins discussing three situations where seemingly there is reason to allow the listener to accept loshon hora as fact. These situations are:

....


Posted 11/12/2007 11:22 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 60 - Split Personalities

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 7:5-6

The famed R’ Yisrael Salanter once said that the “eleventh commandment” is “Don’t be a fool,” which means that the Torah obligates us to use our intelligence and life experience to nav ....


Posted 11/12/2007 12:08 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 59 - Double Trouble

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 7:3-4

The Chofetz Chaim offers another reason why we should not believe loshon hora which is said in our presence.

When a person speaks loshon hora, he transgresses the ne ....


Posted 11/12/2007 12:07 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 58 - Jumping to Conclusions

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 7:1-2

We have learned that if someone says, “This isn’t loshon hora. I would say it right in front of him!” the Torah still classifies the statement as loshon hora and we are not permi ....


Posted 11/12/2007 12:06 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 57 - A Proper Mindset

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 6:11-12

The Chofetz Chaim begins this segment by stressing that many people react incorrectly in cases of negative reports, where the listener needs to reckon with the report and protect himse ....


Posted 11/8/2007 9:55 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 56 - Action without Judgment

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 6:9-10

We have been learning about kaballas loshon hora, the prohibition against believing loshon hora which is related in one’s presence. The Chofetz Chaim states that this prohibition appl ....


Posted 11/7/2007 9:28 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 55 - Think Positive

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 6:7-8

In the course of a day, the average person hears hundreds of pieces of information. As each one is digested, we are left to decide whether or not we choose to accept it as fact. And wh ....


Posted 11/7/2007 10:01 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 54 - Standing Firm

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 6:5-6

The Chofetz Chaim introduces us to a situation with which we are all familiar:

You are sitting at someone’s Shabbos table or at a wedding, and several people start speaking losh ....


Posted 11/5/2007 10:37 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 53 – Constructive Listening

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 6:3-4

In the previous segment, we learned that we are permitted to listen to loshon hora (without accepting it as fact) if there is something constructive to be gained. The Chofetz Chaim now ....


Posted 11/5/2007 9:38 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 52 - The Art of Listening

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 6:1-2

One of the factors which makes loshon hora such a serious sin is that it involves the interaction of two people — the speaker and the listener. Until now, the Chofetz Chaim has been de ....


Posted 11/2/2007 12:04 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 51 - Marketing Tools and the Power of Two

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 5:7-8

In the business world, loshon hora is often spoken as a “marketing tool.” You may have observed this technique when asking a salesman for his opinion about a product and receiving, ins ....


Posted 11/2/2007 12:03 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 50 – Dangerous Conjectures

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 5:5-6

The Chofetz Chaim informs us today that the popular pastime of “armchair financial analysis” is actually a forum for loshon hora. This occurs when a group conjectures about another per ....


Posted 11/2/2007 2:49 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 49 - Intelligence

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 5:3-4

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim further examines the common practice of discussing other people’s intelligence. He asks the reader to consider the following scenario:

You ove ....


Posted 10/31/2007 9:39 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 48 - Opinion

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 5:2


In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim discusses assessments which people make regarding someone’s physical or mental abilities. It is common for people involved in everyday conversat ....


Posted 10/30/2007 11:21 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 47 - Between Man and His Fellow

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 5:1

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim focuses on the mitzvah to extend loans to a fellow Jew. As the Torah states:” … When you lend money to My people …” (Shemos 22:24).

Consider the ....


Posted 10/29/2007 11:48 PM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi



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