A couple of interesting cases have been sent into the website recently, specifically to do with the complex topic of teachers:
“In our neighborhood there is a girls school with a headmistress who is ancient. It is a private school and it would appear that she has a strong hold over it, to the extent that even though she may no longer be the correct person for the position, she refuses to step down and no one has the power or the guts to force her out.
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For those of you who are following US politics at the moment you would be hard pressed not to have come across the phrase ‘Fake News‘. It is the buzz-phrase that everyone is using, all sides of the political spectrum accusing each other of dishonesty in the way they represent the facts. Continue reading “The True Definition Of Fake News”
I still remember the day that my chavruta (study partner) told me he wanted to learn the laws of Lashon Hara in depth the coming year. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons NOT To Learn The Laws Of Lashon Hara”
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”
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.
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