Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well

Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well

by Joseph Telushkin

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Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well by Joseph Telushkin

Joseph Telushkin is renowned for his warmth, his erudition, and his richly anecdotal insights, and in Words That Hurt, Words That Heal he focuses these gifts on the words we use in public and in private, revealing their tremendous power to shape relationships. With wit and wide-ranging intelligence, Rabbi Telushkin explains the harm in spreading gossip, rumors, or others’ secrets, and how unfair anger, excessive criticism, or lying undermines true communication. By sensitizing us to subtleties of speech we may never have considered before, he shows us how to turn every exchange into an opportunity.

Remarkable for its clarity and practicality, Words That Hurt, Words That Heal illuminates the powerful effects we create by what we say and how we say it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688163501
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/19/1998
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 418,338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joseph Telushkin is a rabbi, scholar, and bestselling author of eighteen books, among them A Code of Jewish Ethics and Words That Hurt, Words That Heal. His book Jewish Literacy is the widest-selling work on the topic of Judaism. He lives with his wife, Dvorah, in New York City, and lectures regularly throughout the United States.

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Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is much more than another book on improving communication. It is a tool for educating the conscience. Rabbi Telushkin's insights are wise and his advice practical for communicating respectfully.
BarryLI More than 1 year ago
An excellent book. I purchased it at a book fair (sorry B&N, my usual source of books), and read most of it in one night. Rabbi Telushkin's style is fluid, while scholarly. It teaches without preaching. There are the right number of examples, without overwhelming the point he is trying to make. The book teaches readers the power of the words they use and their impact on the recipient of the message as well as us. While it is partly about how to communicate, the underlying premise is how to act morally, so our actions express our underlying good intentions.
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