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Joseph, how is your set of luggage helping you now? The border is closed. Haven’t brought that into consideration when packing. What do we do now?
I saw this minhag taught by Israeli Dari Leumi girl schools. I’m not sure if there is a source for this minhag.
Not only do they go against halacha, they announce it in public so that others who don’t have the imaginable “filter” and are struggling, should learn from them and fall.
I don’t check hechsherim, I really on my natural filters to only chew what’s kosher. I’m publisizing this so that others should follow as well.January 29, 2019 8:30 am at 8:30 am in reply to: If Nassi is wrong, how do you explain why 1000’s of older girls are stil single? #1670310
When the Gzeira of Rabeinu Gershon is over this problem will be over as well
JJ2020 can you please provide exact source and/or quote?
To give more credit to MDG from your source in Nida it is clear that work is needed to get rich (aside from the Gra’s version), that answers one part of the question. However, the question remains and is even more powerful that the amount of work and amount of effort in work or success in work is not what decides a person’s income.
All the more so when we see that the halacha (mishna brura above) says it straight out.
Thank you MDG that gemara just intensifies our dilemma. The gemara clearly states that both are needed, and engaging in business is not what will give parnassa.
However more powerful is when we look in the halacha which teaches us how to run our lives.
In Shulchan Aruch 1:5 where the mechaber teaches that it is good to say parshas haman each day the mishna brura rules “להורות שריבוי ההשתדלות לא יועיל מאומה’. כמו שבמן, ‘המרבה לא העדיף והממעיט לא החסיר’, וסוף דבר העלה כל אחד בידו ‘עומר לגולגולת’ כמו שנקצב לו מן השמים. “ומזה ילמד האדם שריבוי ההשתדלות לא יתן לו ולא יוסיף לא מאומה, ולא יתרבו מזונותיו עבור זה, ולאידך אף אם לא ירבה בהשתדלות ישלים לו הבורא מזונותיו כפי הנקצב לו”.
“To teach us that working hard does not help at all. Like by the maana ‘the one who gathered more did not recieve more and the one who gathered less did not recieve less’, at the end of the day everyone ended up with what was declared from heaven. From this each person should learn that working extra will not give him anything and will not add to his income. Even if we works harder Hashem will give him exactly what is meant for him.”
This is even more powerful when we see clear halachos which one is required to do daily according to all opinions and many people skip it because they are busy working. For example the requirement to say the parsha twice with targum or Rashi once. The requirement to “והגית בו יומם ולילה”. The requirement to say karbanos expect for unusual circumstances, etc. We can go on and list things that people are דש בעקבו in order to go work.
Not to get off topic, is there any source that shows an opinion other than the mishna brura quoted above?
I understand that a person needs to do histadlus. That wasn’t my question.
My question is, do we see anywhere in Chazal that the amount of parnassa a person has is dependant in any way on the amount of his histadlus. I’ve only found sources that say the exact opposite. Yes, histadlus is needed, not to rely on miracles, but the histadlus is not what brings the Parnassa. That is something that was decided on Rosh Hashana and can be changed by our [spiritual] deeds.April 25, 2018 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm in reply to: Upon discovering that your shul uses Carlebach niggunim #1511581
What do you do when someone “innocently” starts a topic that you know is intended to and will inevitably lead to lashon hara?
Hilchos Shmiras Halashon says: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Translation from Slonim book. If I could upload a photo I would.
Translation: When I was in Lubavitch, and was eating at the house of the Rebbe Rashab, the Rebbetzin Rivka told me that Rebbe Nachman of Breslov had trouble with the Misnagdim. However, he was also suffering especially from the Chassidim who were against him, except Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Barditchov, who was on his side. The Alter Rebbe, for his part, voiced his own holy opinion,”I am not like those who only support Rebbe Nachman, rather I and him are one and the same. Whoever messes with Rebbe Nachman messes with me.”
Translated by Dovid B. Kaplan.