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Ed. Note: Today’s post is the ninth in our series on the ten commandments. As a reminder, each of these individual posts was presented at a special congregational meeting during which we passed our new by-laws. Each congregant who presented their personal view of one of the ten commandments is also a candidate for our newly constituted Board of Trustees.

Ina Glasberg spoke at the event and presented her personal reflection on the Ninth Commandment. The summary of her words follows.

As we approach the holiday of Shavuot which commemorates the giving of the Law to Moses, we invite you to join in the conversation by posting your own personal reflections to any of the posts on the commandments. Also please join us at 7:30 on Tuesday night for our Shavuot Service and Confirmation.

Do we realize that we may cause, consciously or unconsciously, injury with the words we speak or repeat? We must not sin in criticism of other people. If you answer or repeat what you do not know to be true — you are a false witness.

–Ina Glasberg