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Ruining Opportunities

Ruining Opportunities

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  • January 10, 2018

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. This form of loshon hora is common when people are approached for information regarding a shidduch or a job interview.

It is 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.