A secular Jew calls up and says he reads the Chofetz Chaim every night and that the central point of Judaism is that you don’t be a shmuck.
Dennis Prager: “I agree. The Chofetz Chaim is a great saintly rabbi. While the stress on not gossiping is important, I believe he goes overboard. It means you can’t even talk to your wife about people you had dinner with. It suppresses real conversation with intimates to a terrible extent. He goes too far. He’s too pious for me.”