Rambam Bekius

Refining Rechilus + the Harm of Lashon ha'Ra (Hilchos Deios 7:1-3)

July 28, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss
Rambam Bekius
Refining Rechilus + the Harm of Lashon ha'Ra (Hilchos Deios 7:1-3)
Show Notes

This afternoon (7/28/21 at YBT) we revisited the question we spent yesterday working on, namely, "What is rechilus?" Thanks to some non-Rambam sources, we were able to come up with a clear definition of rechilus according to the Rambam and explain how lashon ha'ra is a subcategory. We then analyzed the statements the Rambam cited about the harm of lashon ha'ra.
רמב"ם - משנה תורה, ספר המדע, הלכות דעות ז:א-ג
ויקרא יט:טז עם פירוש רש"י, רלב"ג, תורה שלמה, ר"ש הירש
ספר החינוך, מצוה רלו
א' שמואל כב:ט-י
כסף משנה - הלכות דעות ז:א
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