This is the fifth tip in our series on shmiras halashon by Mrs. Tova Younger.
Rather than waste precious time discussing people, use your time wisely to gain mitzvos. Share recipes, tips and encouraging stories. Formulate plans on how to help those in need in your community. Work on finding a mate for singles you know. You’ll fill your conversation time productively.
Learn from experience. Some people have a habit of speaking lashon hara; limit your encounters with them if possible.