Section: Daily Reminder Category: Zechiras Miriam
|Rabbeinu Yonah: Who Owns Your Lips?|
|Chazal tell us that someone
who speaks Lashon Hara denies Hashem's existence. Rabbeinu Yonah asks,
why is this different than any other aveira that one commits?|
He answers that we know that we are held accountable for every one of our actions. We do aveiros because we cannot control ourselves. But when it comes to speech we sometimes think that this a power given to us to do as we please, since it is just air.
"Sifaseinu Itanu Mi Adon Lanu" (Tehilim 12:5). The Baal Lashon Hara says our lips are ours and their is no other boss over it, unlike our other limbs which belong to Hashem. This is the attitude of a Kofer.
"Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L'Miriam BaDerech B'Tzaischem MiMitzrayim"
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