Section: Daily Reminder Category: Zechiras Miriam
Saying Lashon Hara is like opening up a pillow stuffed with feathers. Once you open the pillow the wind blows the feathers all around. It could be impossible to retrieve all the feathers.
Words are lighter than feathers and travel much faster. Be careful when you open your mouth!
“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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