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"In False Facts and True Rumors, Rabbi Daniel Feldman undertakes the vital task of examining the halakhic sources regarding lashon hara, derogatory speech, and applying them to today s technology-driven world. Combining erudite knowledge of rabbinic texts, philosophy, and psychology, Rabbi Feldman explores this uncharted territory of contemporary Jewish life. Among the questions addressed are: How can it be prohibited to convey facts that are true? How can the innocent be protected and society improved in the context of these laws? How do these laws affect areas such as dating and marriage, therapy, business interactions, and comedic performances? How are modern conceptions of privacy and confidentiality impacted? How has the culture of journalism, the Internet, and political campaigning affected, and been affected by, these laws? False Facts and True Rumors offers an essential guide for communicating in today s fast-paced world, where important information and petty gossip alike are exchanged instantaneously"-- Back cover.

Title False facts and true rumors : lashon hara in contemporary culture / Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman.
Edition First edition.
Co-Author Schachter, Hershel, 1941- (writer of supplementary textual content)
Publisher New Milford, CT
Jerusalem, Israel : Maggid Books, an imprint of Koren Publishers
Creation Date 2015
Notes "The Michael Scharf publication trust of Yeshiva University Press".
"With supplementary notes and halakhic rulings by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Mordechai Willig" -- page 4 of cover.
Copyright held by the author.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-302) and indexes.
Series Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. The RIETS practical halakhah series
Format xix, 333 pages
23 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2015
Identifier ISBN9781592644414
ISBN1592644414
System Number 990039023840205171
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