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Overview Rabbi Telushkin explains the harm done by spreading gossip, teaches why anger, criticism, and lying destroy any possibility of true communication, and shows how to turn every exchange into an opportunity.
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.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 19, 1998
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0688163505 ISBN13 9780688163501 UPC 099455014007
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More About Joseph Telushkin
Joseph Telushkin is a spiritual leader and scholar. He is the author of fifteen books, including Jewish Literacy and The Book of Jewish Values, a senior associate of CLAL, a board member of the Jewish Book Council, and the rabbi of the Los Angeles-based Synagogue for the Performing Arts. He lives in New York City and lectures regularly throughout the United States. Visit acodeofjewishethics.com for more information and to download a study guide to key ethical issues raised in A Code of Jewish Ethics.
Joseph Telushkin currently resides in New York City New York, in the state of New York. Joseph Telushkin was born in 1948.
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Get this book, quick May 17, 2008
The best book around on this subject. Intelligently written without being scholarly and academic. Get copies for yourself and all of your friends. The Bible and Jewish tradition have much to say about speech and that muscle in our mouths that causes so much trouble. Applying the wisdom in this book can change one's life. Be quick to listen, slow to speak. Heed the words of Proverbs and James 3:5-6. Speak like you want others to speak to you. Speak words that build up--not those that tear down.
Words That Hurt Jan 26, 2008
Wonderful, thought provoking, life changing book. Really caused me to examine my speech habits and to consider the great power of my spoken words. This would be a great book for a club or even a study group. Jew or Gentile could gain much from reading and applying this book.
LOVE IT Jan 17, 2008
This book's awesome! Powerful messages that change the way one looks at the words. Loved it. Received as described!
Words That Hurt, Words That Heal Oct 29, 2007
I have owned this book for many years, both my son and daughter have a copy. This is an absolute must read not just for those of the us who are Jewish; but for anyone who struggles with the truth or is incapable of telling it. I have given this particular book many, many times. Only recently I thought of a business arrangement involving a particular couple who would benefit from this book. I have ordered this book for them and hope this reading sets them free.
Words That Hurt, Words That Heal Jul 24, 2007
I've only just begun reading this book but I'm familiar with the content and have read several of this author's other books. He is a wonderful writer and his work both inspires and educates. I highly recommend anything written or co-written by Joseph Telushkin.