Category Archives: Shmiras Haloshon

Accusing Angels

When we speak lashon hara against others, the accusing angels speak against us in the Heavenly Court. ~ Chofetz Chaim

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Your Donation

If we were asked to donate money to rebuild the Beis HaMikdash, how proud we would be to have this opportunity.  We would donate to the best of our ability, in order to have a portion in this great merit. … Continue reading

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I agree. (Oy!)

If the person listening to lashon hara explicitly agrees to what was said, he is considered to have both heard and spoken lashon hara and his transgression is twofold. ~ Chafetz Chaim

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2 Pieces of Paper – Make a Choice

R’ Gavriel Friedman suggests that before you speak loshon hara about someone, first write down everything you want to say including all the juicy contents.  When you are done, then take out another piece of paper and write the words … Continue reading

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Two Walls

Chazal observe that Hashem placed the tongue behind two walls, the teeth and the lips, so that one refrain from inappropriate speech.

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It’s a trap!

Many people fall into the trap and tell their wives all that has happened in their relationships with others. Aside from the prohibition of lashon hara, doing so foments much strife.  Therefore, one who is careful about his soul, should … Continue reading

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Delay

Delay your speech if you want your words to be straight and free of deceit as a master archer is slow to take aim when splitting a grain of wheat. ~ Shmuel HaNaggid (993-1056).

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