A REBBE GIVES A CLASS AND SAYS /YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT I SAW BOOK PLONI AND NOBODY SHOULD READ BECAUSE IT IS “APIKURSUS”.IS IT MOOTAR TO BELIEVE IT AND IF I HAVE THE SEFER I MAY BURN IT OR IT IS LOSHEN HORA AND ONLY NEEMAN L’MAYCHUSH BUT CANT BELIEVE IT.

Answer:

You should be suspicious for the claim, but this is not sufficient to burn the book.

Many people use the word “apikorsus” is a loose way, and one cannot know what the contents of the book are.

In general, where there are not two witnesses, lashon hara is not to be believed as absolute truth, but only as something one should be concerned about — though if the person who tells the tale is entirely trustworthy, one can sometimes accept the information as true.

Best wishes.

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