WATCH: The power of words
In this short animated video, our very own Sammy Nassimi tells us the story of a businessman called Mr Levy who spreads unsavoury gossip about another businessman. Regretting his actions, Mr Levy goes to his rabbi, who orders him to cut a feather pillow at the top of the clock tower. Unable to then collect all the feathers, the rabbi shows Mr Levy the power of “lashon hara” - the Jewish phrase for spreading gossip. As Sammy says, “Before you say the words, you control them, but after you say the words, they control you (2:05).
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