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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
Halacha - Lashon Harah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is it lashon harah to repeat to a friend some words of Torah from a Rabbi- which you know will cause the friend to speak lashon harah about that Rabbi- since you know that your friend will take offence to those words.
Answer:

Saying something that you know is likely to provoke someone else to say lashon hara is forbidden and referred to as avak lashon hara. Furthermore, it is a problem of lifnei iver. Of course this is not a justification for your "friend" to say lashon hara, and certainly not about a Rabbi and his divrei Torah.

posted:2009-02-11 12:02:58


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