Ruining Opportunities

Any information that, although not derogatory could harm an individual’s opportunity for a job or a shidduch should it become known, may not be related. It is therefore forbidden to talk of an individual’s physical weakness or lack of intelligence even if neither the speaker nor the listener views these shortcomings as negative. Sharing such information could prove harmful.

Sefer Chofetz Chaim, 21 Tishrei, page 90


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