Rechilus: What is it?
Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Exodus 23:1-2a Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil…
Lev. 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the LORD.
Prov. 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Also associated with LaShone Hara, and is actually seen as being worse that LaShone Hara itself is Rechilus. Rechilus means “merchant or peddler,” like one who peddles goods off the street, such as the old fashioned paperboy, or today the outdoor news stands we see in big cities. Rechilus is defined as someone who goes and tells people what others have said or supposedly have said about them either by good or hurtful motives. Some people by committing Rechilus may feel they are doing a person a favor by giving them a heads up, while others knowing tell tales just to relish in the drama of the sparks of discord that are thrown off between two other parties. This is a person is a tattle-tale, talebearer and a gossip and therefore is an enemy of G-d Himself.