Plausible Praise

Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

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Comments (7)

(5) Anonymous, 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!

(4) Morah Marcia, 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!

susan, 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.

(3) lisa, October 26, 2011 6:47 PM

Southern Comfort.....

Y'all finally got a Rabbi from Atlanta...the greatest city in America!!! Great info...thanks!!!

(2) Andria, October 26, 2011 5:18 PM


Keep up the good work!

(1) Craig Lefkoff, October 23, 2011 8:21 PM

Keep the words of inspiration streaming!!!!


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