Lashon Harah: Jews and Gentiles


Do the same laws apply equally when speaking lashon hara about a Jew and gentile?



  1. No, the Laws of Lashon Harah are not the same for Jews and non-Jews. There is no prohibition, per se, against speaking Lashon Harah about non-Jews. However, it is strongly recommended not to do so. The Midrash Shocher Tov explains that a person might become accustomed to speaking Lashon Hara and end up speaking Lashon Harah about a Jew.

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