July 19, 2023
Torah Smash! The Podcast for Nerdy Jews
Episode 33 - Cancel Lashon Hara …With Special Guest Rachel Frish
In this episode, we are joined by Rachel Frish as we look at the complexities of the Hebrew phrase “lashon hara.” What happens when cultural icons speak poorly of others and how does it impact us as their nerdy fans?
00:03:28 Defining Lashon Hara
00:06:17 When is it not lashon hara?
00:12:12 How to separate an artist from their work
00:18:01 Changing and shifting culture
00:27:09 Teshuva Process
00:34:01 The point of no return
00:39:28 Frish’s Harry Potter soapbox
00:47:07 May all wickedness cease
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