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Quiz: Jewish Ethics

The Theology and Ethics of Speech

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True, Maybe–But Right?

The Jewish tradition has a strong bias against talk designed to injure others, even if the details are reported accurately.

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Do You Know What He/She Said About You?

The ethics of passing on negative comments to their intended targets.

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Little White Lies

We all do it, and we rarely feel guilty. Should we be bending the truth to avoid causing insult or embarrassment?

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The “Dust” of Leshon Hara

When we mean what we don’t say and say what we don’t mean.

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