Talking can kill you! (Halacha a day)

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Ktiva Vechatima Tova

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

Any speech that can result in a person being harmed – emotionally, financially or otherwise – even if it’s true – 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. Shmirat HaLashon, Intro.

Danny Schoemann (for more visit Danny’ website)

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