In the Tisha B’Av videos yesterday, the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation (CCHF) announced the start of a World Wide Machsom L’Fi program where people would accept upon themselves not to speak Loshon Hara from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM each day.
As the CCHF site explains over here:
One of the prime benefits of participating in a Machsom Lâ€™Fi is the opportunity to conquer loshon hora in manageable steps.
Once a person sees that he or she can refrain for an hour or two, it becomes easier to maintain self-control and awareness throughout the day.
â€œThe yetzer haraâ€™s most effective argument against working on Shmiras Haloshon is to convince us that itâ€™s impossible to succeed,â€ says the programâ€™s coordinator. â€œMachsom Lâ€™Fi defeats that argument, showing people that they can do it. This gives them confidence to continue building upon the success they experience.â€
â€œJust as the sunrise seems to travel across the world, now there will be another special lightâ€”the light that comes from achdus and shalomâ€” moving across the globe every day, reaching one time zone after another, one Jewish community after another,â€ says one of the programâ€™s organizers.
â€œThe image is amazing.
The reality can be even more amazing.â€
To join you can just accept not to speak Lashon Hora from 9:00 am to 10:00 am each day or you can sign up for a daily email or phone call reminder over here.