Improving Our Speech

The consequences of our speech are extremely far-reaching, demanding that we choose our words carefully.

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These foundations must have learned from Joseph’s experiences, as well as from the accompanying midrash. Amen to their words and their efforts.

Note: I am indebted to:

The Red Tent, in which Anita Diament brilliantly fleshes out the biblical personages in this chapter, and clearly sets out the complicated familial relations.

Guard Your Tongue, Rabbi Zelig Pliskin’s English adaptation of the writings of the Chofetz Chaim.

The Five Books of Miriam by Ellen Frankel, and Ze'enah u-Re'enah

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Marjorie Rothenberg is the Manager of Major Grants at the New York Blood Center. She is the former senior writer with the Capital Development and Special Gifts Department of UJA-Federation of New York.