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In this week’s parsha, the Torah teaches us about keeping our promises and vows.

The Torah says: לא יחל דברו, ככל היוצא מפיו יעשה  (30:3). This means that we can’t let our words become profane (not holy), rather make sure that you do/keep everything you promise. This teaches us that our words really are holy and have a power to them.

Discuss why “keeping your word” is so important? (Related to the value of truth!)

What other kinds of speech can be positive or negative/harmful? Discuss and give examples about how we use our mouths to be good people and good Jews (what mitzvot do we have that relate to speech?) or unfortunately can use our words to hurt people and distance ourselves from G-d.