• September 21, 2019
  • 21 5779, Elul
  • פרשת כי־תבוא

Gossip & Halacha

Gossip & Halacha

The rabbis teach us not to spread tales about other people and not to believe bad things of others (Leshon Hara). Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores if there are situations where it is correct to speak up and publicize someone’s bad behavior or to believe that someone is a bad person.

September 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gossip & Halacha: Lesson 1
Class description

Today’s class covers the opinion of R. Isserlin who requires speaking up and warning potential victims that someone is up to no good. Maimonides provides a basis and a source for this requirement.

September 13, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gossip & Halacha: Lesson 2
Class description

Today we will deal with the requirements that must be observed when revealing the bad information about others: you must be exquisitely precise in telling the truth; you must speak for the purpose of saving someone from harm or injury; and (outside of a court of law) you are not entitled to say anything that will lead to punishment of the offending person.

September 27, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gossip & Halacha: Lesson 3
Class description

When is it correct to fire an employee on the basis of rumors?

In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.