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Ruby's Bat Mitzvah

In my torah portion Miriam faces extraordinary consequences as a result of her gossiping about her brother Moses to her other brother Aaron.   Because of this gossiping she develops leprosy a horrible skin condition. Gossiping, though sometimes it doesn’t feel that severe, can really hurt. It can create huge problems, and lots of misinformation....just because so-and-so says that it’s right doesn’t mean it is. King Solomon said nearly 3,000 years ago “the death and the life are on the hand of your tongue.”  Good judgement is necessary when we start to talk about others. In addition to good judgement, one also needs to have a good heart to be a good person.......