Social Media and Lashon Hara
When it comes to social media where does halacha draw the line between what can be said about someone and what is a violation of Lashon Hara, derogatory speech about someone which damages them in some way. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the traditional sources from the Gemara down through today’s leading poskim.
Social Media and Lashon Hara: Lesson
Our first issue: Which is worse, speaking ill of someone or remaining silent and failing to warn others of the danger that someone poses?
For example, is it better to remain silent or to publicize a suspected pederast?
Primary sources in Hebrew are available through the link. In class we will translate and explain these sources.
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.