Harmful & Helpful Gossip
A feminist exploration of traditional teachings on gossip
Blessed is gossip, because without it we would have no intimate friends--but the Torah of kindness must guard our tongues, as it says in the book of Proverbs: "The Torah of kindness is on her tongue" (Proverbs 31:26).
Reprinted with permission from Journey (Winter 2003), a journal produced by Ma'yan: The Jewish Feminist Project.
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