Sacred Speech - Sacred Communities

By Margaret Wenig

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 2002

It is impossible to study the laws of lashon hara ("evil language") without reaching a new level of consciousness about our use of words. At the same time, it is also impossible to study the traditional prohibitions against lashon hara without feeling the need to argue with them, revise them or adapt them. This process of study can help us use the power of speech for good and not for evil, for the creation of sacred communities rather than for their destruction.

Topic: Halakha, Morality, Jewish Law, Ethics, Community Building, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.67/No.1

Page Number(s): 41-57

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Wenig, Margaret. Sacred Speech - Sacred Communities. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 2002: 41-57. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4881


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