Category Archives: Shmiras Haloshon

Far Worse

Telling lashon hara about a Jew to someone that is not Jewish is an even graver sin. Advertisements

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Train Yourself

A person should train himself to serenely accept whatever happens to him.  As our Sages say: “Train yourself to accept suffering and forgive insult” (Avos d’Rabbi Nasan).  Thereby, he will find it much easier to guard his tongue. ~ Chofetz … Continue reading

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One Way to Ensure a Good Year

In the Viduy we ask forgiveness, “For the sin that we have sinned through evil talk.” The saintly Chafetz Chaim remarked, “With the approach of the Yomim Noraim, people resort to all kinds of expedients and practices to be inscribed … Continue reading

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Really Not Worth It

When we speak lashon hara about someone else, we take his sins upon ourselves and he takes our mitzvos. ~ Chovos Halevavos

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Refraining from LH

By refraining from lashon hara, one spares himself the anger of others and causes them to love him and trust him with their secrets.  Middah k’negged middah (measure for measure), no one will ever speak badly of him. ~ Shemiras … Continue reading

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Standing in Judgment

When a person stands in judgment, he is careful with every word he speaks, lest it be used against him.  He knows that a single slip of the tongue may bring a guilty verdict upon him. Our Sages tell us … Continue reading

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Controversy

Our Sages tell us that in three notable instances, the Holy One Blessed Be He forgave idolatry, but He did not forgive controversy.  ~ Shemiras Halashon

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