19 Shevat 5721

Blessings and Greetings!

In response to your writing, regarding how it would be possible to prevent the unpleasant expressions that are heard in your classroom:

You could explain to them, that G‑d’s love towards every single one of the Jewish people is greater than the love of parents to their only child, born to them in their old age, as is the Baal Shem Tov’s teaching on this matter, and also - it says about G‑d, “He Who makes an ear hear, does He not listen? He Who forms an Eye, does He not look?”

So when one speaks pleasantly about a child who belongs to G‑d, Blessed be He, surely He sees, looks and pays attention to the speech - its content and in the manner it is spoken. It is therefore understood how cautious one must be with speech, not to offend the King of all Kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He. And just as one would not speak otherwise about the son of a mortal king, in the presence of the king, even more so here, etc. Certainly you will be able to add explanations and emphasis on the example mentioned above, and there would be an even greater impact if you display a verse on the classroom wall, something to the effect of, “Think about what you are saying, because there is an Eye that sees and an Ear that hears, etc.”

(Igros Kodesh, Vol. XX)