Can I say Loshon Hara about another Jew to a Gentile? For example: If Reuven tells Roy that Yehudah is a stupid person. Is Reuven doing an Aveira?

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    Lashon Hara to a gentile may actually go over the line to be considered mesira, depending on the context. As such, it is quite a bit more severe.
    – Menachem
    Mar 7, 2019 at 2:29
  • @Menachem depending on what type of lashon hara we're talking about. If it's not something that's against the law fir which that person can be called​ to court--it's not a crime--then probably it's not called a Mesira but just disparagement
    – larry909
    Mar 8, 2019 at 6:14
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    Mar 13, 2019 at 13:04

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Not sure if just saying someone is stupid is Lashon Hara, it depends on the context and how it's said.

But in general, when slandering to a Gentile, besides the sin of speaking slander about your fellow man, you are also desecrating the name of God by bad-mouthing his children.

Source: https://torah.org/learning/halashon-chapter8/

"One who violates this and slanders a Jew before gentiles flagrantly rebels against Torat Moshe Rabbeinu (the Torah which Moses taught us), as is discussed in the Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat 26."

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    While sources would definitely improve the quality of this answer, I can't agree more with its content! Mar 7, 2019 at 3:36
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    @JoshK added source
    – larry909
    Mar 7, 2019 at 3:48

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