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Loshon Hora and Motzi Shem Ra

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in response to reader comment: There will always be apologists that excuse evil because they do not see the truth!- Response to Alana Ronald

Submitted by Alana Ronald (Canada), Jul 22, 2009 at 12:33

Matthew , Chapter 7

7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, ... (7:3-4) "A beam is in thine own eye"

Matthew 7

7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged

Jackson was advised by his lawyers to pay off Chandler to "put the issue to rest" to move on so he could focus on work, as they knew the Chandlers would drag this through court into a media circus, and that even though Jackson's innocence was presumed, this issue had to be "killed" . Jackson reluctantly took his lawyer's advice.

I repeat: we were not there: please do not speak ill of the dead and smear someone who cannot defend himself.

Loshon Hora, and "Motzi Shem Ra are two Jewish concepts that can be easily researched. The first, prohibits gossip, (whether true or untrue), and the second concept deals with slander,

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