Section: Daily Reminder   Category: Zechiras Miriam
Parshas Vayikra: Keep Cool, The World Doesn't Revolve Around You
My rebbi once told us that we should not be so egotistical to be insulted when someone does not talk to us as nicely as we'd like because he is in a bad mood.  Why do we think we are the only person on his mind?  Maybe someone else upset him.  And when people in your presence are laughing, sneering, or telling a secret, maybe you are not the subject of their conversation even if you have complex.

We see the flip side of this from Moshe Rabbeinu.  In his humility Moshe Rabbeinu did not go to the Mishkan until he was explicitly called by Hashem.  Why would he assume that Hashem the voice coming from such a Holy place is talking to him?

"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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