The Laws #95

There will be many situations when you tell me something in confidence and I reveal it, not only have I potentially violated מגלה סוד, revealing a secret, I also have potentially spoken lashon hara. Let’s imagine for a minute that you tell me about something that you did when you were a child, or that you have a habit, or whatever it may be, and it’s not categorically bad. Meaning to say, some people will…






The Laws #94

If you reveal something to me and I divulge that, I allow people to know against your will, that’s called מגלה סוד, a violation of your trust, and it’s forbidden to do. In addition, explains the Chafetz Chaim, there will be many times when it’s directly lashon hara. Let’s assume for a minute that you’re going to be moving out of town. And no one knows about it. But I happen to know. And I…






The Laws #93

If I know that you’re entering into a business deal or a shidduch with Reuven I’m allowed to tell you what I know about Reuven, that he’s a thief, or he’s not a reliable person, provided that I meet the five requirements. The first one being, I factually know it to be true. The second being I’m not exaggerating in what I’m saying. Number 3, I have to be נתכוון לתועלת, I have to have…






The Laws #92

If I know that you’re going to enter into a business deal or a shidduch with Reuven and I know Reuven is not a reliable person, specifically I know he’s a thief, I’m allowed to tell you, provided that I met the five requirements. Number 1, I have to know factually what I’m saying, that Reuven stole. Number 2, I can’t exaggerate. Number 3, I have to be מתכוון לתועלת, I have to have in…






The Laws #91

If I know that you’re going to enter into a business dealing or shidduch with Reuven and I know that Reuven is a thief, I’m allowed to tell you provided that I meet the five requirements. Number 1, I have to know it to be factually true. Number 2, I can’t exaggerate. Number 3, I have to have kavanah l’toeles, I have to intend for the good and it has to bring about a good…






The Laws #90

If I know that you’re entering into a business deal with Rueven and I know that Reuven is not scrupulous, I’m allowed to and I’m obligated to tell you, provided that I meet the five criteria. The first criteria is that I have to know factually that Reuven is not trustworthy, is a thief. Number 2- I can’t exaggerate. I can’t tell you more than I know. The third criteria is that I have to…






The Laws #89

If I see you entering into a business dealing with Reuven and in fact I know Reuven is a thief, I’m allowed to and I’m obligated to tell you that fact, provided that I meet the five criteria. The first criteria we said was that I have to know factually that Reuven is a thief. I have to either have seen it myself or have to have heard it from credible witnesses that in fact…






The Laws #88

If I see that you are going to enter into a business dealing with Reuven and I know for a fact that this situation is going to be bad for you, I’m allowed to and I’m obligated to tell you over that this is not good for you. However, we said there are five requirements that have to be met. The first requirement is that I have to know it for a fact to be…






The Laws #87

There are many situations when I am obligated to say over things that people have tried to do to you and there’s a specific mitzvah to do it. For instance, explains the Chafetz Chaim, let’s assume that I see that you’re going to enter into a business transaction or a shidduch or some involvement with a certain person. And I know for a fact that that person is inappropriate, will either damage you in this…






The Laws #86

As it’s forbidden to speak rechilus to a Jew, surely it’s forbidden to speak rechilus to a gentile. Explains the Chafetz Chaim, let’s say I go over to someone, whether a co-worker of mine or someone I do business with and I say to them, this is what Reuven said about you,  this is what Reuven did to you. Or I say this is what Reuven said about your business or store, et cetera. That…






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