Selections from traditional sources
A feminist exploration of traditional teachings on gossip
Sages & Scholars
This influential 20th-century Jewish figure established his reputation first and foremost as an opponent of lashon hara, evil speech.
The Bible would have us offer reproof to others when we ourselves have been wronged; the ancient rabbis encouraged wider use of this sort of speech.
Beliefs & Practices
Jewish moralist literature sets a high standard of truthtelling, but one not without exceptions.
The act of speaking an oath or a vow aloud gives it binding force in traditional Jewish law.
Types of Jewish Speech. Themes and Theology of Jewish Speech. Jewish Speaking.