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Author Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-

Title Words that hurt, words that heal : how to choose words wisely and well / Joseph Telushkin.

Imprint New York : W. Morrow and Co., 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  296.385672 T239w 1996    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 218 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-207) and index.
Summary Discusses the power of words to hurt and heal, looking at how people speak about and to others, and teaching how to incorporate ethical speech into everyday life.
Contents Part One: The unrecognized power of words -- 1. The unrecognized power of words -- Part Two: How we speak about others -- 2. The irrevocable damage inflicted by gossip -- 3. The lure of gossip -- 4. When, if ever, is it appropriate to reveal information that will humiliate or harm another? -- 5. Privacy and public figures -- Part Three: How we speak to others -- 6. Controlling rage and anger -- 7. Fighting fair -- 8. How to criticize, and how to accept rebuke -- 9. Between parents and children -- 10. The cost of public humiliation -- 11. Is lying always wrong? -- Part Four: Words that heal -- 12. Words that heal -- Part Five: What do we do now? -- 12. Incorporating the principles of ethical speech into daily life -- 14. Where Heaven and earth touch: a national "speak no evil" day.
Subject Oral communication -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Jewish ethics.
Jewish ethics. (OCoLC)fst01199497
Oral communication -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01047010
ISBN 0688124453 (acid-free paper)
9780688124458 (acid-free paper)

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