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Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson a Day - 2 Volume Set

Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson a Day - 2 Volume Set
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Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson a Day - 2 Volume Set

Hardcover  
Dimensions: 4 x 6 inches
Pages: 456

The concepts and laws of proper speech arranged for daily study.

By Rabbi Shimon Finkelman (Author) Rabbi Yitzchak Berkowitz (Adapted by)
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In giving Jews the Torah, G-d granted them a system of laws and beliefs designed to elevate the human personality to a lofty state. Among these laws, the principles of shmiras haloshon -- harnessing the awesome power of the tongue -- address most directly the question of what G-d requires in man’s relationship with his fellow man. How we speak of others -- how we see them, judge them, empathize with them and, when necessary, how we criticize them -- defines us as people and as Jews. These aspects of life occur throughout each day, and these are the aspects that shmiras haloshon addresses.

The laws of speech were written by man’s Creator to instruct His creation on how to live in this world. In their entirety, they comprise a precisely designed guidebook, one that is well within the ordinary person’s ability to assimilate and observe. By following these G-dly principles, each Jew builds and strengthens within himself his traits of compassion, kindness and love. His relationships begin to reflect the qualities and purposes for which he was created. He lives in harmony with himself, his family and his Creator.

By creating us in His image, G-d gave each Jew the potential to reach this state. But we are in a world filled with stress, anger and derision, all of which continually, powerfully pull in the opposite direction. The Chofetz Chaim, whose life was a testimony to the enormous positive power of shmiras haloshon, said that the daily study of these halachos is the best way to succeed in this mitzvah. Not only does such study fortify one with knowledge, it rewards him with the Heavenly assistance he needs to put his learning into practice.

Shmiras HaLoshon Yomi, the Hebrew program that was the model for this book, provides a convenient, methodical and accessible way to follow the Chofetz Chaim’s advice. Thousands of men and women worldwide have begun this five-minute-a-day learning program. They have seen how this small segment of learning makes an immediate, positive difference in their lives.

Now, The Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson a Day provides this priceless learning tool for every English-speaking Jew. In abridged form, it presents an adaptation of two of the Chofetz Chaim’s masterpieces: Sefer Shmiras HaLashon, his work on hashkafah (philosophy), and his comprehensive work of halachah (law), Sefer Chofetz Chaim, the work after which he is known to this very day.

Table of Contents

Section One: The Laws of Loshon Hora
•    Day 1: Loshon Hora: A Definition
Loshon Horah: Laws of Derogatory Speech
•    Day 2: Breach of Halachah
•    Day 3: Lack of Commitment
•    Day 4: Relative Statements
•    Day 5: Character
•    Day 6: Content And Intent
•    Day 7: Matters Of Taste
•    Day 8: Past History
•    Day 9: Self Incrimination
•    Day 10: With Permission
•    Day 11: Common Knowledge
•    Day 12: Ambiguous Statements
•    Day 13: Obvious Intent
•    Day 14: "Your People"
•    Day 15: Other Forms Of Negativity
•    Day 16: The Listener
•    Day 17: Repentance
Loshon Horah: Laws of Harmful Speech
•    Day 18: Definition
•    Day 19: Embarrassing Remarks
•    Day 20: Baalei Teshuvah
•    Day 21: Ruining Opportunities
•    Day 22: Desparagement And Ridicule
•    Day 23: When The Subject Approves
•    Day 24: Public Knowledge But Harmful
•    Day 25: Harming The Wicked
•    Day 26: About Children
•    Day 27: Repentance
•    Day 28: Unkowing Victim
Loshon Hora: General Rules
•    Day 29: Other Means Of Communication
•    Day 30: Without Names
•    Day 31: Slander
•    Day 32: Non-Kosher Entertainment
Avak Loshon Hora
•    Day 33: Negative Allusions
•    Day 34: Harmful Praise
•    Day 35: Praise In The Presence Of Adversaries
•    Day 36: Obvious Implications
•    Day 37: Constructive Negatives
Loshon Hora: General Rules
•    Day 38: The Habitual Speaker Of Loshon Hora
•    Day 39: Like Any Other Prohibition
•    Day 40: Fighting Fire With Fire
Laws of Toeles
•    Day 41: Toeles: - Constructive Purpose
•    Day 42: Parameters
Toeles: Seven Conditions
•    Day 43: Preconditions
•    Day 44: End Result
•    Day 45: Reprove First
•    Day 46: A Last Resort
•    Day 47: Be Accurate
•    Day 48: Intent
•    Day 49: Harmful Information
•    Day 50: In Summation
Toeles: For the Subject's Benefit
•    Day 51: Helping Others To Improve
•    Day 52: Passing Judgment
•    Day 53: The Occasional Sinner
•    Day 54: The Habitual Sinner
•    Day 55: Social Pressure
•    Day 56: Public Announcements
•    Day 57: Loshon Hora And The Non-Observant
•    Day 58: Avoiding Flattery
•    Day 59: Character Deficiencies
•    Day 60: Problem Students
•    Day 61: With No Alternative
•    Day 62: Harming A Student
Toeles: For the Victim's Benefit
•    Day 63: Informing
•    Day 64: Initiating A Din Torah
•    Day 65: Taking The Law Into One's Hands
•    Day 66: Accusations Against The Beis Din
•    Day 67: The Rights Of The Victim
•    Day 68: Psychological And Emotional Damage
•    Day 69: Verbal Abuse
•    Day 70: Serious Threats
•    Day 71: Posseble Harm
•    Day 72: Overhearing A Threat
•    Day 73: Consumer Protection
•    Day 74: A Better Deal
•    Day 75: Unsafe Products
•    Day 76: Kashrus
•    Day 77: Shifting The Blame
Toeles: Ending Dispute
•    Day 78: Quest For Truth Or Personal Feud
•    Day 79: Rabble-Rousers
Toeles: Teaching a Lesson
•    Day 80: Learning From Others' Mistakes
Toeles: Relationships
•    Day 81: Breaking Up A Harmful Friendship
•    Day 82: Potentially Harmful Relationships
•    Day 83: Suggesting A Relationship
•    Day 84: When Facts May Be Concealed
•    Day 85: Suggesting A Shidduch: The Balance
•    Day 86: Advice
•    Day 87: Providing Information
•    Day 88: Matters Of Opinion
•    Day 89: Vital Information
•    Day 90: Shidduchim And Other Relationships: A Summary
Listening to Loshon Hora
•    Day 91: When Listening Is Lowly
•    Day 92: The Speaker's Accomplice
•    Day 93: Admonishing The Speaker
•    Day 94: Group Reproof
•    Day 95: Proper Reaction
•    Day 96: Whom To Rebuke
•    Day 97: Whom Not To Rebuke
Toeles: Constructive Listening
•    Day 98: Pertinent Information
•    Day 99: A Matter Of Intent
•    Day 100: Inquiries
•    Day 101: Soliciting Information: Preconditions
•    Day 102: Irrelevant, But Permissible
•    Day 103: Between Husband And Wife
•    Day 104: Children
•    Day 105: The Non-Observant
Believing Loshon Hora
•    Day 106: Secondhand Information
•    Day 107: Vigilance Without Acceptance
•    Day 108: A Proper Approach
•    Day 109: Prefatory Remarks
•    Day 110: Expressing Frustration
•    Day 111: Between Teachers And Students
•    Day 112: Rumors
•    Day 113: Exception To The Rule
•    Day 114: "Innocent" Remarks
•    Day 115: Confirming Suspicions
•    Day 116: The Habitual Sinner
•    Day 117: Repentance
Section Two: The Laws of Rechilus
The Many Forms Of Gossip
•    Day 118: Rechilus: A Definition
•    Day 119: When An Act Is Justified
•    Day 120: Committees And Courts
•    Day 121: Negative Opinions
•    Day 122: Friends And Relatives
•    Day 123: Cynicism
•    Day 124: Parties At Odds
•    Day 125: Ultimate Result
•    Day 126: Old Information
•    Day 127: Overt And Covert
•    Day 128: Ambiguities
•    Day 129: Upon Request
•    Day 130: For The Sake Of Peace
Avak Rechilus
•    Day 131: Definition
•    Day 132: Rechilus When Attemptint To Avoid Rechilus
•    Day 133: Praise
•    Day 134: Seeking Assistance
•    Day 135: Sensitivities
•    Day 136: Secrets
Laws of Toeles
•    Day 137: Constructive Speech
•    Day 138: Constructive Intent
•    Day 139: Nothing To Be Gained
Toeles: Seven Conditions
•    Day 140: Fact Or Hearsay
•    Day 141: Thorough Understanding
•    Day 142: Real Or Fantasy?
•    Day 143: When Rebuke Is In Order
•    Day 144: Accuracy
•    Day 145: Pure Intent
•    Day 146: Constructive Result
•    Day 147: Weighing The Options
•    Day 148: No Revenge
Toeles: A Contrast of Loshon Hora vs. Rechilus
•    Day 149: Rechilus and Loshon Hora
•    Day 150: Secondhand Information: A Distinction
•    Day 151: Accuracy Vs. Justification
•    Day 152: When Rebuke Is Not Required
•    Day 153: Exaggerations
Toeles: Personal Information
•    Day 154: Violating Confidentiality
•    Day 155: Lawyers And Therapists
•    Day 156: Improper Behavior
•    Day 157: Teachers
Toeles: Laws of Toeles
•    Day 158: Constructive Speech: In Conclusion
Listening to Rechilus
•    Day 159: The Prohibition
•    Day 160: The Subject
•    Day 161: Ignore And Rebuke
•    Day 162: In A Group Setting
•    Day 163: When The Speaker Cannot Be Stopped
•    Day 164: Avoid The Gossipmonger
Toeles: Constructive Listening
•    Day 165: Constructive Listening
•    Day 166: Informing The Speaker
•    Day 167: Soliciting Information
•    Day 168: Lending An Ear
Believing Rechilus
•    Day 169: Believing Rechilus
•    Day 170: Believing Constructive Information
•    Day 171: Divisive Insights
•    Day 172: Necessary Precautions
•    Day 173: Relative Reports
•    Day 174: Public Revelations and Suspicious Silence
•    Day 175: Beyond Reproach
•    Day 176: Innocent Remarks
•    Day 177: Circumstantial Evidence
Laws of Rechilus
•    Day 178: Repentance
 

 

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