- One who hears someone state that he intends to hurt or harm another individual, he is permitted to tell this individual, so that he can protect himself, as long as all of the conditions mentioned above are met. [A. He is certain of the harm. B. He must not exaggerate. C. His intention is for a constructive purpose. D. There is no other way to effect a solution. G. The report will not cause the subject any harm, which is not sanctioned by Torah law].
4. In the above case, one must be certain that it will indeed serve a constructive purpose, for example, the listener will heed his advice and will not get involved in something that can cause him harm. However, in some cases the listener might go ahead and fight with the subject, and thus cause strife, therefore one must be certain that the outcome will be positive.