Lashon Hara

The Toothpaste Sacrifice

Like toothpaste, derogatory speech cannot be returned to the tube.

Harmful & Helpful Gossip

A feminist exploration of traditional teachings on gossip

The Connection And Stability Of Blessing

Parashat Beha'alotcha illustrates three paths of achieving meaning in life.

Words That Wound

The Rabbinic and Hasidic understandings of gossip focus on the impossibility of repairing the damage it causes.

Who Was the Chofetz Chayyim?

This influential 20th-century Jewish figure established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.

Gossip, Rumors and Lashon Hara (Evil Speech)

Every kind of trafficking in evil report or rumors—whether true or not—by carrying them from one person to another, or by relating unpleasant or harmful facts about another, is forbidden.