Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More on Dangers of Nivul Peh from DerechEmet

Awhile back I did a few posts about this subject and this morning I found an email from DerechEmet, who sends out various quotes, about the dangers of Nivul Peh.  Sorry I have not posted in awhile; hopefully I will be posting more often in the future...thanks for reading, Mashiach Now!!

Sefer HaMidot, chapter Nivul Peh:

[1] A person who speaks vulgarity, it is certain 
[literally, known] that his mind thinks evil thoughts.

[2] Through [the sin of] speaking obscene words, 
[the speaker] comes to [the additional sin of speaking 
forbidden kinds of] flattery.

[3] Through [the sin of] speaking obscenities [comes] 
new sorrows and [evil] decrees, and the young men 
of Israel die young, G_d forbid, and [even] orphans 
and widows cry out and are not heard.

[4] He who defiles his mouth by speaking obscenities, 
even if he had a sealed [Divine] decree of 70 good years, 
they are transformed to [70 Divinely decreed] bad [years], 
and Gehinom [Hell] is deepened for him. 

This also applies to he who heard [his fellow Jew speak 
obscenities] and he remained silent [instead of protesting 
against the obscenities, if and when he was able to protest].

[5] [The sin of] speaking [foul language] is more 
severe than [sins involving] physical actions.

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was born in 1772 CE and died in 1810 CE.


  1. I feel very honored that you reposted my Torah quotes on your blog. Thank you! Also thank you for linking your blog to my yaho group.

    1. Thank you for quoting these - at the time I was using this blog though I have not had time for it lately.