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A Lesson A Day – Sensitivities

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Sensitivities       To cause outright animosity between Jews is to speak rechilus; to effect a minor degree of ill feeling between Jews is to speak Avak Rechilus. An example of the latter is where one relates that someone … Continue reading

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Dcompanion – Be Prepared

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 10:15_16 Be Prepared        A successful public speaker knows that proper preparation is the key to delivering a good speech. A lecturer cannot come unprepared to deliver an address and expect … Continue reading

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A Lesson A Day – Seeking Assistance

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Seeking Assistance       When seeking a person’s assistance, be it financial or otherwise, one may not mention that he knows of others who received similar assistance from this individual – unless the individual is known to appreciate the … Continue reading

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Dcompanion – A Necessary Review

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 10:14 A Necessary Review        We have learned in the previous segment that if someone has been hurt by another party and he can reclaim his loss or prevent further hurt … Continue reading

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A Lesson A Day – Praise

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Praise       When sincerely praising an individual’s generosity in the presence of others, one should not do so in a way that may cause his family or business partner to be upset with him for having been charitable … Continue reading

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Dcompanion – The Art of Self-Defense

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 10:13 The Art of Self-Defense        The tongue is an awesome weapon. It can destroy people’s lives and reputations. It can create divisions between people and tear apart entire communities.        But … Continue reading

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A Lesson A Day – Rechilus When Attempting to Avoid Rechilus

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Rechilus When Attempting to Avoid Rechilus       It is forbidden to tell someone, “I’d rather not tell you what so-and-so said about you,” for this is implying that “so-and-so” said something negative about the listener. If the speaker … Continue reading

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A Lesson A Day – Definition

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Definition       One who does not exercise proper caution in matters of speech may find himself inadvertently fanning the flames of hatred. It is forbidden to mention an incident or other piece of information which might remind the … Continue reading

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Dcompanion – Ulterior Motives

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 10:11-12 Ulterior Motives        We learned previously that one of the seven conditions of toeles is that our intentions be purely for a constructive purpose. In this segment, the Chofetz Chaim … Continue reading

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Dcompanion – Beyond Reproach

Shmiras Haloshon Yomi SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Laws of Loshon Hora 10:9-10 Beyond Reproach        In the previous segment, we learned that when negative information needs to be related l’toeles (for a constructive purpose) and rebuke is not possible, then the report … Continue reading

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