Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Halocho #1160 - Talking can kill you!

According to some opinions, today (7 Elul) the 10 spies died as a punishment for talking evil about the land of Israel.

Any speech - even if it's true - that can result in a person being harmed; emotionally, financially or otherwise, is usually forbidden.

When there's a real need for the information to be passed on - e.g. to prevent harm to others - it is often permitted to relay the information. One needs to learn the Halachot of when this applies, since sometimes it's forbidden to withhold the information, other times it's forbidden to relay the information.

 Source: Orach Chaim 580:2, Chofetz Chaim, Hil. Shmiras Halashon, Intro.

 Ktiva Vechatima Tova

 - Danny
 Tuesday, 7 Elul 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy recovering from lymphoma:
יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה

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