Saturday, March 5, 2011

Accepting lashon hara for one's own protection


"Although we have clarified that accepting lashon hara - concluding that the matter is true - is biblically prohibited, the sages still said that one must be concerned for its possible veracity. This means that one must accept it as a concern, protecting himself from any harm which could come, were the news true."

(R' Yisrael Meir Kagan, Chafetz Chaim, Hilchot Lashon HaRa 6:10)

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