Section: Questions Category: Halacha
|Halacha - Lashon Harah|
|Submitted by anonymous Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
Saying something that you know is likely to provoke someone else to say lashon hara is forbidden and referred to as avak lashon hara. Furthermore, it is a problem of lifnei iver. Of course this is not a justification for your "friend" to say lashon hara, and certainly not about a Rabbi and his divrei Torah.