Exercise: Lashon hara in Tanach

Look up these examples of lashon hara – what were the consequences? Was there a punishment?

  1. Bereshit    3: 1-20         The serpant uses ‘lashon hara’ with Eve 
  2. Bereshit  18: 12-15       Sarah uses ‘lashon hara’ with Abraham
  3. Bereshit  37:2               Joseph uses ‘lashon hara’ with his brothers
  4. Devarim 14: 36-37        Spies use ‘lashon hara’ with the people