Section: Daily Reminder Category: Zechiras Miriam
|Tonight Is Hoshana Rabba, How Are You Doing?|
Hoshana Rabba is the day of the final judgment. It is the last chance. We want Hashem to authorize the Malachim to bring us all the good things that we were granted on Yom Kippur.
What about the promises and commitments that we made before Ne'ila? We are now a week and a half later, are we still keeping them? How many times have we slipped? Now is a good time to take stock and strengthen and reinforce ourselves to succeed over the upcoming winter.
Ah Guten Kvitel!
"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.