Permitted Speech is all about speaking to get success.  This concern for comunications is for the billions of human beings on earth.  This is a subject for Jews, which is a major issue in daily living and is a commandment in the Torah (i.e. Five Books of Moses).  The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation is a gold mine full of projects and information to teach the laws of permitted speech.  A Jew is prohibited from speaking gossip and other types of conversation and communications.  There are many laws, which the holy Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan HaCohen, wrote about in his writings.  The text Chofetz Chaim is a compendium of laws that pertain to  how to speak properly.  In fact in another section of our beyondarecipe.com we mentioned the current movement that Rebetzin Batsheva Kanievsky promoted toward speaking only permitted speech.   

May the sharing of this holy information be a special merit for our holy son, Dovid Yehuda Ben Chana Tova, for his success!

The below is by Rabbi Kagan, who was known by the title of his most famous book, Chofetz Chaim.  If you are curious, let me tell you that Chofetz Chaim is Hebrew.  You may be in the know.  If not, Chofetz is desire and Chaim is life.  The person who desires life will have the key to keeping his life safe: the key is to never speak loshon hora.  Loshon hora is Hebrew for loshon-language/tongue and hora- evil.  Evil talking/communicating is Loshon Hora in Hebrew.  With this little background, we have emails that you can get in many languages and the English version is below.  The Chofetz Chaim introduces a part of his book with the below excerpt.  He also says it would be worthwhile to reread many times over this below.  So I put it in our beyondarecipe.com and myself hope to review it often.  Isn’t it wonderful?  We can improve our lives and have success with the below tips.  I cannot call them Grandma’s tips, as they are the tips from profound Torah wisdom written by The Chofetz Chaim, a/k/a Rabbi Kagan.

Now let me establish that many many great Rabbis unanimously for over fifty years have firmly approved of The Chofetz Chaim book as well as the author, Rabbi Kagan.  In fact it is said that Rabbi Kagan was a saint and did not speak loshon hora.  This is why I write you.  You can be assured that learning about improving how you speak, email, sms, communicate with body or eyebrows, will cause you have success.  Not only that but I have found it a miraculous way to make marriage succeed.  I have also found it a great way to have people in business and in personal relations trust me.  You can share this information with others, as I am sharing it with you.  Reach them click by the word Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation

 

The Chofetz Chaim 24 Sivan, 5773 / June 2, 2013

Day 24 – An Object of Curses

SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM Introduction: Curses

This segment concludes the Chofetz Chaim’s introduction to his sefer. Its overriding message is that this seemingly innocuous sin called loshon hora is so destructive to our service of Hashem that it is impossible to ignore its repercussions. The Chofetz Chaim concludes with his closing argument — a section on curses. Not only does a person stunt his spiritual growth and amass countless sins for himself by speaking loshon hora; he actually makes himself the object of two curses written in the Torah.

The first is   “Cursed is one who strikes his fellow in secret” (Devarim 27:24). As Rashi explains, the speaker of loshon hora, who whispers derogatory information about others in private, is the subject of this verse.

If a commandment has become irrelevant to a person so that he totally ignores it, then he is included in the curse “Cursed is he who does not uphold the words of this Torah to do them” (Devarim 27:26), and he is classified as a “rebel with regard to one sin.”  When a person speaks loshon hora freely and withoutrestraint, it is as if he is saying, “Hashem, You gave me many important things to do — Shabbos, kashrus, Torah study — but shmiras haloshon just does not fit into my particular lifestyle.” Regarding such an attitude, the Chofetz Chaim states,”his sin is too great to be borne” (c.f. Bereishis 4:13) — an expression used byScripture and our Sages for very severe sins.

The Chofetz Chaim concludes: “And I ask you, my dear reader, to read and reread this Introduction, because more than anything else, it will help you succeed with shmiras haloshon.”

 

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