Saturday, February 16, 2008

Daily Jewish Law - 2/17


We have now learned that one is prohibited from listening to many different types of negative reports about people, but we have also learned that there are times when it is a mitzvah to listen to those reports (although not to believe them), for the sake of producing a positive result.

Therefore, when hearing a person begin telling a negative report, one should question him on whether this speech could lead to one of the positive results we have outlined or not, and based on the answer one should either listen or turn away.

(Mekor Chaim 6:3)

Have a great day,

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