Section: Daily Reminder Category: Zechiras Miriam
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In the Mishna in Pirkei Avos (1:17) Rav Shimon be Gamliel says that his whole life he grew up among Chachomim and he never found anything better for his body than silence.
“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.