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Section: Daily Reminder   Category: Zechiras Miriam
Did You See Him Carry On Last Night?
Purim is according to many sources is the Holiest day of the year.  On this special day Hashem opens up the gates of love and pours down endless bracha on his beloved children.  So much so that we get drunk with happiness and many of us act very giddy, especially when combined with a few glasses of wine.

Some people drink so much that they act with strange behavior and are terribly hung over the next day.  They throw away all that they have gained on this once a year opportunity for spiritual and material ascent.

There is another way to totally and utterly destroy what you have gained on Purim even if you spent it soaring to the heavens and treasuring every moment.  The day after Purim when shmoozing with others, don't talk about those who were not smart like you and destroyed their day.  Lashon Hara will just take all that you've gained and give it straight to the drunkard who you have just besmirched.  That is really dumb.  If you are giving it away, give to someone who knows how to hold their alcohol.

"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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