Unfortunately, many people are not yet committed to the idea of refraining from negative speech. If you are in the presence of someone as they malign or slander someone, come to the rescue. Have the courage to speak up in defense of the person being spoken against.
This isn't always easy. Build up the strength of character and courage to stop negative speech.
On Monday, immediately after candle lighting, a magnificent new synagogue was inaugurated in the Western Wall tunnels, the result of 12 years of structural support, construction, and archeology work. The synagogue is located opposite the 'Great Stone' in the Western Wall tunnels, near the site of the Holy of Holies.
At the dedication it was announced that the synagogue would be open to anyone wishing to study Torah, immerse himself in prayer, and connect to the Creator in the synagogue. Within several days, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation intends to publicize prayer procedures in the new synagogue, to be published along the same lines as the procedures in the rest of the Kotel synagogues on the website www.thekotel.org.