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The Power of the Spoken Word


The Power of the Spoken Word

The ancient Biblical skin-affliction known as Tzaraat has not been manifest for millennia for it only visits people of lofty spiritual stature. Yet our Sages state that this affliction comes as consequence/punishment for the sin of lashon hora—gossip. Clearly, one who is guilty of gossip is not on an elevated spiritual plane! How can we reconcile these two statements? In resolving the apparent contradiction this class will explore the potent power of speech. (Likutei Sichos vol. 22)
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Tazria-Metzora, Tazria, Speech; Communication, Negative Speech, Tzaraat

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Anonymous Fairhope March 10, 2018

What is the difference between gossip and informing someone in an effort to protect the innocent from those who do not have their best interest at heart? (Academic Scenario) Reply

Anonymous January 4, 2015

The Power of the Spoken Word shared by the learned in the Light of men " Say: He who speak the Truth among men is the most blessed one"; In fact, man is born to know what is the truth that men will live forever more. Reply

Anonymous USA September 22, 2014

Beautiful Teaching We are all guilty of LaShon Hara. Thank G-D for forgiveness. I've learned more with this teaching then in the past. Thank you. Reply

Mary April 19, 2014

The Power of the Spoken Word By Moishe New Very much enjoyed this program - - - these thoughts had occurred to me before and I was glad to hear my own concerns substantiated.
To really think that G-d gave us this very ability we take for granted and abuse, to communicate with one another. For what is the Word? Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.
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