Section: Daily Reminder   Category: Zechiras Miriam
Rav Yisroel Salanter - Working A Lifetime For One Shining Moment

Rav Yisroel Salanter said, "It is worthwhile for a person to learn Mussar his whole life even if it a doesn't help him except for refraining on one occasion from speaking Lashon Hara because of it. (B'Yad HaLashon pg 149)

"Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L'Miriam BaDerech B'Tzaischem MiMitzrayim"

The Ramban and other Rishonim count, among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah, the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe.  The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara.  More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.

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