Let me start by saying that this is not a political piece. I am not going to be taking sides, putting down one side over the other, doing a compare and contrast exercise of all the evils (real or otherwise) the two main candidates for the position of leader of the ‘free world’ demonstrated. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican, I am not even a US citizen (and another reason – I write a blog on improving speech)! Continue reading “The Inauguration – Make Ourselves Great Again!”
Within Jewish Law not all laws apply to everyone. There are some laws that apply specifically to males, some specifically to females, some to Kohanim, some to Leviim. Continue reading “Who May Not Speak Lashon Hara & The Power Of Habit”
Parenting is one of the most challenging areas of our lives. A parent might be top in their career field, might have been a Grade A student in school and college, and may have breezed through many other areas of their life. But when one becomes a parent, it is never an easy ride! Continue reading “Parenting – Providing The Palette For Their Self Portrait”
Death and life are in the power of the tongue – Proverbs 18/21
מות וחיים ביד לשון – משלי יח כא
Can Words Save Lives?
We often think that our words are just that – words! They have no real substance, no real power. Nothing really happens when I make a negative comment, nothing really changes when I say a positive one. Continue reading “Death And Life In Power Of The Tongue”
These chapter summaries of Sefer Chafetz Chaim are best used as a study aid in conjunction with the sefer itself. They are obviously not a substitute to the in-depth and all encompassing work of the Chafetz Chaim. Continue reading “Chafetz Chaim Chapter Summaries – Peticha Part 1 – Lavin”
What is Lashon Hara?
Lashon Hara can probably best be translated as ‘Negative Speech’. It is one of many laws and instructions in the Torah that deal with the way we speak and communicate with each other.
Journey To Better Speech is a website set up as part of an ongoing project by a group of people who are working on improving the way they speak. Although in the religious Jewish world there are many books both in Hebrew and English that address this important topic, one aspect that we felt was missing was a resource that actually deals with the daily struggles to learn about and keep to guarding our tongue properly. Continue reading “About The Journey”