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November 3, 2011 10:28 PM
Great advice for all relationships
The message of "Plausible praise" can be applied to all types of situations and relationships. Thank you!
October 30, 2011 12:12 AM
Praise that someone cannot hear / l'shan hora?
I thought that talking about someone - whether negative OR positive - fell under "l'shan horah" and was not acceptable...??
Rabbi Y Freundlich,
October 30, 2011 6:19 PM
Only negative or deragatory comments are lashon horah
The word "horah" means evil, or negative. The Torah only forbids speaking about someone in a deragotary way - certainly when not in their presence but even if they are there to hear it. Positive words, on the other hand, are not just acceptable but encouraged!
October 26, 2014 2:28 AM
not sure what online summary means
Really? I had always heard that the issue was that by bringing up another person in the positive, you'd invite ayen harah and thus loshan hara from those who were jealous/envious or just didn't like that person. thus, it was best not to speak about others at all.
October 26, 2011 6:47 PM
Y'all finally got a Rabbi from Atlanta...the greatest city in America!!! Great info...thanks!!!
October 26, 2011 5:18 PM
Keep up the good work!
October 23, 2011 8:21 PM
Keep the words of inspiration streaming!!!!
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