Kashenberg Ostrow Hayward
Library and Cultural Center

(916) 485-4143
2300 Sierra Blvd
Sacramento, CA, 95825



The title “Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well” aptly summarizes the message.  In this timeless book, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin describes the powerful capacity of words to hurt or to heal and inspire.  For example, the tongue was compared to an arrow: “once it is shot, it cannot be returned, no matter how much one wants to”.  The power of words today is amplified by social media.  Using rabbinical teaching, the author provides a guide to choose the right words in how we speak about and to others and how to incorporate ethical speech into daily life.

The KOH Collection includes a variety of other books by Rabbi Telushkin, ranging from volumes on Jewish ethics, literacy, and values to Jewish humor.  Go to www.kohlcc.org to view the online CATALOG.  Better yet, come to KOH and check it out.  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 916-485-4143 to arrange a visit.