Informing Others About Sin


According to the Chofetz Chaim, is it against Halacha and Lashon Harah to inform others that a person’s a sinner to prevent them from breaking Halacha (that a person violates kashrut, their house has electric sensors on Shabbat, dress immodestly etc.)



  1. In general, not only is it permissible, but, depending on the situation, it might be a Mitzvah to inform others. However, as with all these extremely sensitive situations, a Posek who is an expert in Hilchos Lashon Harah must be consulted before a person tells anyone.

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