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Contagious Fake News

In the Old Testament, there is a connection between gossip (Hebrew: lashon hara)  and leprosy (tzara’at–probably not what we know as leprosy or Hanson’s disease, but rather a very contagious skin disease). In Numbers 12, Miriam speaks against Moses (lashon hara) … Continue reading

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