The Rambam defines lashon harah as words that hurt, words that damage. And yet, the sad reality is that we all speak lashon harah.
And herein lies one of the great mysteries: We aren’t malicious or mean-spirited, and we certainly wouldn’t do anything to intentionally hurt another person. Nevertheless, we regularly speak words that hurt, words that damage. The question is: why?
This Shmuz focuses us on the fact that one of the biggest causes of lashon harah is simply not recognizing the effect of our words and the impact that they have on other people.
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