Gossip: The Power of the Tongue, Jewish Wisdom for Human Relations

Gossip: The Power of the Tongue, Jewish Wisdom for Human Relations

by Stephen M. Wylen
     
 

The key to happiness lies in peaceful relationships with others. And often the key to peaceful relationships lies in watching our words. Gossip presents simple rules to guide us on what to say and what not to say in every situation, drawn from the ancient wisdom of Jewish sages - presented in a way that is immediately relevant to contemporary American life. There is… See more details below

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The key to happiness lies in peaceful relationships with others. And often the key to peaceful relationships lies in watching our words. Gossip presents simple rules to guide us on what to say and what not to say in every situation, drawn from the ancient wisdom of Jewish sages - presented in a way that is immediately relevant to contemporary American life. There is no need to analyze yourself endlessly, nor to learn how to manipulate other people, either for their own good or yours. Learning to identify and avoid improper gossip, while making your words a source of comfort and reassurance to your friends and loved ones, is all it takes.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Believing that idle gossip and malicious speech are the most frequent and pervasive sins of ordinary life, Rabbi Wylen addresses the reasons why people persist in patterns of speech that disrupt relationships, create unhappiness, and even endanger lives. Using examples from everyday speech, he analyzes the tale-bearing, false judgment, untruths, revenge, and even dangers of favorable judgment contained in ordinary discourse. From Jewish tradition and even Miss Manners, Wylen supports the healing qualities of nonresponse to insult, confidences, confession, and consoling words. Recommended for public and seminary libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881254693
Publisher:
KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Pages:
161

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