Mazal tov to our daughter Tehila Yehudis who turned 1 this week. She celebrated the day and the season by springing a major wikileak in her diaper during the shul Channuka party (meaning, other were able to participate with her)....
It seems to me that the mixed reactions we're hearing to Wikileaks comes from the feeling that some types of speech are more ethical than others.
Ethical speech (lashon tov) is helpful, unethical speech is harmful (lashon hara).
Without a doubt, some of the recent leaks were harmful and hard for anyone to justify. Therefore, the entire enterprise is called into question.
But let's turn the spotlight onto ourselves, for our Table Talk question of the week:
Question 1 - If somebody you know has a secret that becomes publicized, is it then OK to talk about it?
Question 2 - If you knew a secret that you were sworn to keep but believed it would be helpful to publicize, would you keep a diaper on it, or would you spill the beans?
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