Gossip — I am Nobody's Friend

Gossip — I am Nobody’s Friend

Lashon hara is the Hebrew phrase for the “evil tongue” and it refers to gossip, slander and all sorts of malicious speech. It was a source of great concern to rabbis down through the centuries, including Jesus. Below is a poem about gossip that is very wise.   Nobody’s Friend     My name is […]

Having a "Kosher Mouth" - A Talk I Gave

Having a “Kosher Mouth” – A Talk I Gave

Now that the elections are over, we’re all breathing a sigh of relief from the mud-slinging ads. Our ears were practically pickled in the brine of malicious words. This has been on my mind especially lately because I spoke at a conference last weekend on “How to Have a Kosher Mouth.” The talk was about […]