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25 Iyar 5760 - May 31, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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New Study Cycle of Hilchos Loshon Hora Begins

by Betzalel Kahn

Tens of thousands of avreichim, bnei yeshiva, baalei batim, women and girls throughout the world have just begun a new two-halochos-a-day study cycle of the laws of proper speech. The cycle was set up by HaRav Yehuda Zeev Segal of Manchester, zt"l, according to the seforim, Chofetz Chaim and Shemiras Haloshon. Because this is a leap year, the new cycle began on 20 Iyar instead of on rosh chodesh Sivan as in regular years.

According to the schedule, the entire Hilchos Shemiras Haloshon is completed three times a year. Those participating acquire an extensive knowledge of the halochos as well as a keen awareness of their importance.

With the start of the new cycle, the Notzrei Loshon Association is selling the required seforim at neighborhood centers throughout the country: the works of the Chofetz Chaim as well as Elokai Netzor Leshoni Meiroh for children, Sama Dichayei, Taharas Haloshon and Taharas Haloshon Lano'ar, a recently published illustrated halocho book for youth.

In the wake of the large rally held after Pesach by Notzrei Loshon to strengthen awareness of the importance of the mitzvos of shemiras haloshon and mitzvos bein odom lechavero, there has been a great demand for books on the subject. 20,000 books were sold during the past month all over the country, in stores as well as at rallies and private shiurim.

The book Loshon Chachomim to be published soon will contain chiddushim on the issue of shemiras haloshon. Written by yeshiva students and avreichim, it is in the editing stage. The final date for submission of chiddushim has been extended to 15 Sivan.

Due to widespread interest in the subject of shemiras haloshon, Notzrei Loshon representatives have gone to the United States to strengthen United States participation in the program. Many book have been sold in yeshivos throughout the country. A recording of last month's rally held will be available shortly.

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