Question: You are listening to a long speech delivered in a very boring fashion. There is a great temptation to show your disapproval with a bored look or to try falling asleep. What is the right thing to do?
Answer: There is a famous takeoff on the Biblical phrase “b'appom hargu ish” (in their anger they slew a man) used by Yaakov in describing the slaughter of the wicked Shechemites by his sons Shimon and Levi. The word b'appom which here means anger also translates "with their nose". Sometimes the twist of a nose silently expressing disdain can be as murderous as evil speech or a dagger.