The HaLashon class is based upon the work
"Chafetz Chaim" written by
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, more commonly known as
the Chafetz Chaim due to the popularity of his book. The phrase Chafetz Chaim
comes from Psalms 34:13 - "Who is the man that desires life (hechafetz
chaim), who loves days to see good? Guard your tongue from evil and your lips
from speaking guile...."
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Introduction to Shmirat HaLashon
- I'm only speaking the truth!
- Commandments of Shmirat HaLashon.
Hilchot Lashon Hara (L"H)
Chapter 1: The Prohibition Against Communicating L"H
Chapter 2: Repeating L"H Said in front of Three People
Chapter 3: The Prohibition Applies, Even If...
Chapter 4: L"H About Spiritual Matters
Chapter 5: L"H About Interpersonal Matters
Chapter 6: The Prohibition Against Listening to L"H
Chapter 7: L"H Told Under Believable Circumstances
Chapter 8: Speaking L"H - To and About Whom
Chapter 9: Avak Lashon Hara
Chapter 10: Speaking L"H - When It's Permissible
Hilchot Lashon Hara Review: a three-part series summarizing most concepts covered in the text above.
- Hilchot Lashon Hara Review, Part 1: What is Lashon Hara?
- Hilchot Lashon Hara Review, Part 2: Repentance
- Hilchot Lashon Hara Review, Part 3: When Speaking Lashon Hara is Permitted
Chapter 1: The Prohibition of Communicating Rechilut
Chapter 2: Speaking
Rechilut to Groups
Chapter 3: The Audience for Rechilut
Chapter 4: Repeating known Information, and Repentance for Speaking Rechilut
Hilchot Rechilut Review: a three-part series summarizing most concepts covered in the text above.
- Hilchot Rechilut Review, Part 1
- Hilchot Rechilut Review, Part 2
- Hilchot Rechilut Review, Part 3
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