• September 24, 2023
  • 9 5784, Tishri
  • פרשת ויחי

Tattling (Gossip) and Halacha

Tattling (Gossip) and Halacha

In Mishlei (Proverbs) 1:18 we learn וּמוֹצִא דִבָּה הוּא כְסִיל (tattling is foolish). Since some of the important sins we confess to on Yom Kippur revolve around the things we say, join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores how the great poskim understood what constitutes improper tattling.

August 23, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tattling (Gossip) and Halacha: Tattling (Gossip) Event
Class description

Tattling or spilling the beans is prohibited under the rubric of “He who tattles is a fool (Proverbs 10:18)”.

Even telling the truth is prohibited. For example, merely saying “so-and-so has passed away” is prohibited.

All this calls for analysis. In this class, we will survey the primary sources with an eye to establishing exactly what is prohibited and why.

Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. 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.