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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 19 – Rebuke and Economics

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Positive Commandments 5-6

Imagine meeting a friend of yours as he exits a restaurant that was once kosher but was recently taken over by non-Jews and is no longer kosher. ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:17 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 20 - In the Palace of the King

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Positive Commandments 7-8

After the Destruction of the Beis Hamikdash (Temple), Hashem gave us a vital gift which would enable us to survive this long and bitter exile. He ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:18 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 21 - The Elderly, the Family

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Positive Commandments 9-10

In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim adds another dimension to the issue of loshon hora, focusing on additional sins that can be transgressed when loshon hora is spoken abou ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:19 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 22 - The Value of Time

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Positive Commandments 11-12

One of the great recent innovations in the computer industry is multi-tasking, meaning that computers now have the ability to run several softw ....


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


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Expand Article Day 23 - To Walk in His Ways

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Positive Commandments 13-14

When relating the bad points of another person — especially when one becomes swept up in telling a story — it is natural to exaggerate for dramatic effect.

The Cho ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:21 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 24 - An Object of Curses

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Curses

This segment concludes the Chofetz Chaim’s introduction to his sefer. Its overriding message is that this seemingly innocuous sin called loshon hora is so destructive to our service of Hashem ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:22 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 25 - The Truth Hurts

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

In the first chapter of Sefer Chofetz Chaim, some common myths concerning loshon hora are shattered.

The Chofetz Chaim begins by correcting the single biggest misconception, a p ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:24 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 26 - The Baal Loshon Hora

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 1: 3-4

There is a particular statement in the opening chapter of Sefer Chofetz Chaim which seems puzzling. The Chofetz Chaim informs us: “Whatever I have said until now pertains to the occas ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:25 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 27 - A Time to Sacrifice

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 1:5-6

Imagine a situation involving a Torah-observant person who works at a large corporation. His boss calls him in one day and says, “There’s an industry meeting this Saturday in Pittsburg ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:26 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 28 - Points to Ponder

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 1:7-9

Consider the following situation:

You are sitting at a wedding and some people at your table begin denigrating someone. One person turns to you and says, “Didn’t you go to schoo ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:27 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 29 – Wholesale Destruction

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

The Chofetz Chaim gives us many deep spiritual reasons which explain the destructiveness of loshon hora. But to study what loshon hora really does we must en ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:28 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi


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Expand Article Day 30 – The News is Out

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM — Laws of Loshon Hora 2:3-4

In the previous segment, we were introduced to the license of “api tlasa,” which is widely misunderstood. The Chofetz Chaim sees this as a major pitfall in t ....


Posted 1/20/2008 2:30 AM | Tell a Friend | Shmiras Haloshon Yomi



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