Daily Reminder, 30th Tishrei, 5771

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The Problem Is Not The Tongue!

The Medrash Tanchuma says that Hashem screams at those who speak Lashon Hara, “Mi Yakum Li Im Mirei’im”, Who will rise up for me against the evil doers? (Tehilim 94:16).

We see from the Medrash that Hashem, while of course He is concerned with the evil speech, still He is more consumed by the evil of the person who speaks Lashon Hara. Lashon Hara comes from the moral turpitude within the person speaking. This is what Hashem addresses, and this is what we must work on cleansing from deep within ourselves. (B’Yad HaLashon pg. 143)

“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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Daily Reminder, 29th Tishrei, 5771

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The Chofetz Chaim’s Lists & Conditions

All throughout Sefer Shmiras HaLashon Hilchos Lashon Hara the Chofetz Chaim gives different lists. If you look at those lists, they are almost all of the same nature. Sometimes it is permissible to speak Lashon Hara and even obligatory. Even then it is not so simple and you must fulfill various requirements before undertaking this dangerous task. If you are going to speak Lashon Hara make sure you are familiar with all these requirements and have these lists handy at all times so that you don’t make any fatal mistakes. Good luck!

“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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Daily Reminder, 28th Tishrei, 5771

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Zechiras Miriam

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How To Improve Your Acoustics Without Voice Lessons

The Mishna Brura is a Sefer that stands in its own league. It is a sefer on Halacha that has merited in a relatively very short time to be accepted by all of Klal Yisroel without exception. Moreover, his words are treated like a Rishon, like Rashi or the Rambam where every word is pored over and analyzed.

Rav Yitzchok Kaminetzky says that this is a reward Midah Kineged Midah, for the tzaddik who woke up the world and reminded them that each and every word that comes out of our mouth packs incredible power, both for good and bad. When our words become more important to us, then they will become more important to Hashem as well and be held up for distinction by our peers and even our own family. Wouldn’t that be nice?

“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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Daily Reminder, 27th Tishrei, 5771

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Zechiras Miriam

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Not Too Quiet, Not Too Loud, And Nothing In The Middle

What happens if you tell someone Lashon Hara and swears him to secrecy? The Torah says (Devarim 27:24) you are cursed, “Arur Makeh Rei’aihu B’Seser” – cursed is he who smites his friend, secretly. So much for low key.

What about if you say it in front of him, is that better? True, the curse does not apply, however in that case aside from the fact that you’ve told Lashon Hara, you are also treading on arrogance and audacity. You are also creating friction among people. Lastly, you may also lose your Olam Haba if you make him turn white of embarrassment.

Half quietly, half in front of him? I doubt it. There is no way around this, give it up!

“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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Daily Reminder, 26th Tishrei, 5771

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The Epitome Of “Cool”

Some of us are obsessed with being “cool”. It is the ultimate title conferred on someone in their lifetime. More often than not we do all the wrong things to try to earn that title. Here’s something that you can do that will make you one of the coolest people on the planet.

There has always been a mystique attributed to secrecy and privacy. This is a trait of some really cool people. Think about how cool you would be if no one would ever know what you thought about another person. How cool would it be for people to always guess what you thought about last night’s speech, chasuna, etc., and never really know because you never gave away your opinion in words or even by facial expressions.

I think you’d get lots of votes for the coolest person around, and more importantly, Hashem’s as well. What’s really great is that although titles don’t go with you to the grave, after 120 you’d continue to be “cool”. That’s important because it can get really hot up there!

“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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Daily Reminder, 25th Tishrei, 5771

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Zechiras Miriam

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Rav Elya Lopian Chooses Bombs Over Bombshells

Lashon Hara is a very dangerous matter for those “in the know”. Rav Elya Lopian was such a person. During the war years he was once hiding in a shelter because of the artillery bombardment raining down mortar shells on the city. Deep in thought, his concentration was suddenly disturbed by another person who was frantically telling him that the people were speaking Lashon Hara. Rav Elya said in that case we better run away from here immediately.

This story as retold in B’Yad HaLashon (pg 235 in the name of the Sam HaChaim) does not end there, and you can probably guess the ending. However for our purposes we do not need to continue.

Whether Rav Elya was afraid to stay because of the spiritual danger or the physical danger caused by speaking Lashon Hara, is not our issue. What this story clearly teaches us is that Lashon Hara to Rav Elya Lopian is a real tangible danger. It is cause enough to run out of a relatively safe haven to the streets where bombs are exploding all around.

“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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Daily Reminder, 22nd Tishrei, 5771

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Zechiras Miriam

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Don’t Get Caught In The Cemetery!

The Shulchan Aruch (OC 606:3) says that there is a Cheirem to speak evil about someone who has already died. The Rema (CM 620:38) says that if you do so, you need to fast and give tzedaka. If the person’s kever is close by, then you need to go and ask them Mechila. If the kever is far away you may send a Shaliach.

“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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