Types of Jewish Speech

Buying Truth, Speaking Truth, Acknowledging Truth

Selections from traditional sources

Harmful & Helpful Gossip

A feminist exploration of traditional teachings on gossip

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.

Confrontational Speech: The Requirement to Rebuke

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.

Truth and Lies in the Jewish Tradition

Jewish moralist literature sets a high standard of truthtelling, but one not without exceptions.

Comparing Vows and Oaths in Judaism

The act of speaking an oath or a vow aloud gives it binding force in traditional Jewish law.

Types of Speech

Types of Jewish Speech. Themes and Theology of Jewish Speech. Jewish Speaking.