Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Can you please quote how Chofetz Haim defined "diba ra" that Joseph said about his brothers.Since it was not true, was it real "motzi shem ra"? If not, why? Joseph thought that he was saying the truth, but objectively it was not truth. What is halachic definition of his seech?

share|improve this question
Welcome to Mi Yodeya! This question would be much improved if you'd edit into it why you think its truth or falsehood would affect whether he's called motzi shem ra. Also if you would clarify which Joseph you're talking about, and where he spoke diba ba. I hope you stick around and enjoy the site. – msh210 Dec 2 '13 at 22:11
Also, can you explain why you want the Chofetz Chaim's opinion, specifically – Menachem Dec 3 '13 at 0:48

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.