Category Archives: Gossip

Is Gossip Good?

Judaism’s laws of proper speech Libel and Gossip Gossip As A Gauge Of A Religion's Commitment To Reality: Every religion (and every moral system) of which I am aware condemns gossip. None do it in as minute detail as Judaism. … Continue reading

Posted in Gossip, Judaism | Comments Off on Is Gossip Good?

Haaretz: From Bar Refaeli’s Torah Lessons to Paparazzi Shots of Rabbis: The ultra-Orthodox Love Affair With Gossip

From Haaretz: It was in the Shleikes Jewish food restaurant in Bnei Brak that I got the definitive proof of how gossip has conquered the ultra-Orthodox public. I had arrived for a joint interview with journalist Itzik Ohana, whose specialty … Continue reading

Posted in Gossip, Haredi | Comments Off on Haaretz: From Bar Refaeli’s Torah Lessons to Paparazzi Shots of Rabbis: The ultra-Orthodox Love Affair With Gossip

The Laws Of Lashon Hara (Evil Speech)

The 31 Commandments Relating Lashon Hara Is Gossip Good? The Great Controversies Of The Chofetz Chaim From Principles to Rules and from Musar to Halakhah: The Hafetz Hayim’s Rulings on Libel and Gossip by Benjamin Brown Reb Doooovid says: I … Continue reading

Posted in Gossip, Judaism | Comments Off on The Laws Of Lashon Hara (Evil Speech)

From Principles to Rules and from Musar to Halakhah: The Hafetz Hayim’s Rulings on Libel and Gossip by Benjamin Brown

LINK: Story from Professor Israel Ta-Shma: In the year 1873, when the Hafetz Hayim finished writing his book Hafetz Hayim on libel and gossip, he wished to publish it with rabbinical endorsements, as was customary. Since he also wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Gossip, Hafetz Hayim, Halacah, Orthodoxy, Torah | Comments Off on From Principles to Rules and from Musar to Halakhah: The Hafetz Hayim’s Rulings on Libel and Gossip by Benjamin Brown

The Jewish Laws Of Proper Speech (Lashon Hara)

I’m listening to some classes on lashon hara (forbidden speech according to Torah) on YUTorah.org and I am disappointed in how ignorant they are. YUTorah.org presents Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman as an expert in this topic. Fourteen minutes into one … Continue reading

Posted in Gossip | Comments Off on The Jewish Laws Of Proper Speech (Lashon Hara)