A well-known Jewish story tells of a boy who spread gossip only to find himself feeling badly for doing so. He went to his rabbi to ask how he might make amends. The rabbi instructed him to take a feather pillow, go into a field and cut it open. The boy did so and watched as the wind took the feathers in every direction. When he returned to the rabbi the boy asked what to do next.
The rabbi instructed him to go collect the feathers. “But they have been carried in every direction,” the boy argued, “there is no way to collect them all.”
“Exactly,” said the rabbi, “so it is with the words we say. Once they are out in the wind there is no way to take them back.”
I was reminded of this story when I awoke to news that Prime Minister Netanyahu was …Learn More