When asked about a shidduch, I may only respond to questions, never volunteer information. True or false?
If something is public knowledge, I am allowed to speak about it freely. True or false?
Is it true that it's not lashon hara if I don't mention any names. True or false?
If I have no intent to hurt anyone, it's not lashon hara. True or false?
Contrary to what many would think, the answers to the above questions are all false!
The laws of forbidden speech are complex and difficult to master. Yet they are some of the most pertinent and relevant halachos that one must know for daily life. In The Laws of Lashon Hara and Rechilus, these crucial halachos are organized in a systematic and comprehensive fashion, with the goal of presenting a clear sefer of practical halachah for today's reader. Culled from Sefer Chafetz Chaim, this work also includes hundreds of rulings from contemporary poskim addressing many modern-day she'eilos that did not exist, or were not relevant, in the Chafetz Chaim's times. Extensive footnotes and a detailed index make this sefer the perfect resource for layman and scholar alike.
"This sefer is one-of-a-kind among sefarim on hilchos lashon hara. Its great benefit and assistance [will be] clear to those who wish to be exacting in their speech, as well as those who wish to study the halachos thoroughly." Hagaon Harav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlit"a
"Therefore, the tremendous work that you invested in this sefer - to organize in English all of the laws of lashon hara in a way that a reader can easily find if his situation or scenario is muttar or assur - is a great and important accomplishment." Hagaon Harav Reuven Feinstein shlit"a
"Behold I have reviewed a significant portion of the sefer, and I saw that the author shlit"a delved into this subject thoroughly. He outlined the rules of these halachos, and brought many relevant practical scenarios with the opinions of various poskim." Hagaon Harav Yaakov E. Forchheimer shlit"a
"As is known, that there are many questions and uncertainties regarding what is considered lashon hara and rechilus and if it is muttar or assur. This sefer encompasses all the rules of lashon hara which are extremely important for every person." Hagaon Harav Mechl Steinmetz shlit"a