A brand new course taught by Rabbi David Katz at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will have a look at the impact of gossip and the way people and society reply to it.
“On Gossip” might be supplied 4 Tuesdays starting Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. through Zoom.
Gossip weakens the ethical material of society by rending relationships. The sages warned about gossipers: Gossip can leap out instantly or insinuate itself in essentially the most delicate methods and at all times for “the most effective of intentions.”
The sages additionally criticize the passive listener: one who doesn’t cease the gossiper is in comparison with a gap into which a weasel can hop down; plug the holes and the gossip has no place to go.
This course will cowl tips on how to establish and reply to gossip. What do we are saying? What can we do? From on a regular basis dialog to the media pundits who bombard us nightly, Judaism affords sensible recommendation on tips on how to hear and reply.
The course will draw from the Torah, the Talmud, trendy literature, and private anecdotes as sources.
“On Gossip” is open to the general public. Registration is required. Value: $20; for B’nai Sholom members, it’s simply $15. Registrants will obtain a affirmation e mail with hyperlinks to entry the course.
For extra info or to register, contact the B’nai Sholom workplace: 518-482-5283 or email@example.com.