Thursday, January 24, 2008

Daily Jewish Law - 1/25


We have been learning about Lashon HaRa, harmful speech.

The size of the audience does not affect the permissibility of speaking negatively about others - it is prohibited before small and large groups alike.

However, it is worth noting that one who is speaking to a group of three or more people will be better-reminded to watch his words, since he will understand that his words will likely get back to the subject of his remarks. Therefore, one who must speak about other people should do so in a group, specifically, where he will be more careful.

(Mekor Chaim 2:1-2)

Have a great day,

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