Elli Schwarcz : The Humble Desert – Why the Torah Was Given in the Wilderness

The Chafetz Chaim, quoting the Zohar, teaches that one who speaks Lashon Harah hinders the spiritual power of his Torah study and prayer; his speech is comparable to dirty pipes- which ruin even pure water that passes through them.

Elli is an alumnus of the Toras Moshe, Ner Israel, and Carteret Yeshivos, and has been involved in Jewish outreach for almost 15 years. He is a Hebrew School and English Language Arts teacher, and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Of all his pursuits, Elli most enjoys teaching high-level Jewish thought and Talmud to teenage boys, exposing them to the beauty and wisdom of their heritage while highlighting their own ability to engage in advanced Torah learning. Elli lives in Lakewood, New Jersey, with his wife and children. 

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