WATCH: Sticks and stones do break your bones
“Life and death are in the hands of the tongue” (Mishlei 18:21). In this captivating and well-researched video, J-TV founder Ollie Anisfeld rejects the old proverb that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. Using the story of two women who, when discussing a former vulnerability of an old friend, think they have nearly ruined her engagement, Ollie illuminates his point of the danger of “lashon hara”. Conversely, however, Ollie ends the video by emphasising, to, the power of words to perform positive deeds. “What if”, Ollie asks, “all the good things said at a funeral were said when the person was alive?”
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