Section: Daily Reminder   Category: Zechiras Miriam
Bireishis All Over Again

The world was complete and everything was so very good and so perfect.  It didn't take long until the first aveira, Lashon Hara.  The snake told Chava Lashon Hara that Hashem doesn't want her to eat from the tree because that is the source of Hashem's power to create the world.  This Lashon Hara led to the destruction of the world as Adam knew it and we are still paying the price.

We have just gone through Yamim Nora'im and Succos and the world seems so perfect.  We are still relatively clean from aveiros.  We are going to read parshas Bireishis and start from the beginning.  Don't let the first opportunity for Lashon Hara to destroy everything.

"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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