Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Saying it to his face doesn't help


We have been learning about lashon hara, harmful speech.

People sometimes excuse harmful comments by saying, "I even say this to his face."

While such candor is admirable, saying a negative thing about a person in his presence rather than behind his back does not mitigate the Lashon HaRa aspect. Instead, it adds another element of embarrassing him to his face.

(Mekor Chaim 3:1)

Have a great day,

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