Section: Daily Reminder   Category: Zechiras Miriam
Straight From The Horses Mouth?
It may be a nice expression, but would you really believe something from a horses mouth?  How can anyone believe Lashon Hara?  If the person is willing to violate many issurim involved in speaking about others, why do you assume that speaking the whole truth is any more important to them?  This is what the Chofetz Chaim wants to know.

"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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