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 is 100 percent rechilus. Why? Because what’s going to happen? This person who I’m telling, whether he’s a Jew or gentile is going to have complaints, is going to be angry with Reuven. Why did you say that about me, why did you do that to me? As a result, he’s going to have issues. It’s going to lead to machlokes. And just like if the person I’m telling it to is a Jew, so too, if the person I’m telling it to is a goy, it’s fully within the issur of rechilus and it’s fully prohibited.
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