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Lashon hara to share Yelp Reviews with business partner

Question:

Hi if there’s a Jewish owned company, and your partner wants to make a significant purchase from them, and you happen to look on Yelp and see that there many many bad reviews, I know you’re not allowed to believe the reviews, but if your partner keeps asking why you don’t want to buy from this company, are you allowed to show/link them to the reviews or is this considered lashon hara/rechilus? I know there’s a toeles in preventing possibly harming oneself financially, but the it’s not first-hand knowledge so I’m just curious what you should do in the situation

Answer:

In this specific case it is allowed. There is no difference whether you show him the reviews or tell him.

All the best

 

Sources:

Chafetz Chaim Klal 8:10.

Chafetz Chaim Klal 1:8 and Be’er Mayim Chaim 1:14.

 

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