Category Archives: Parnasah

What Befits Your Income

One should always eat less than befits his income, dress as befits his income and provide for his wife and children beyond what befits his income. ~ Rambam and Chazal

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Plumbing

Making a living is all about plumbing. You’ve got a reservoir up there, a water tank down here, and you need some way to connect the two. The reservoir of life up there can’t be changed or moved. As for … Continue reading

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Making a Living

We don’t make a living – we TAKE a living. ~ R’ Mordechai Gifter zt”l

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Misappropriation of Funds

Each of us is allocated from above just the amount of time we need to get our mission done. Some of that time will be for learning, teaching, helping others. Some of that time will be needed for making a … Continue reading

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Down to the Penny

Continuing where we left off that with regard to one’s wealth, income is not the only item determined on Rosh Hashana, but rather the person’s expenses are also determined at that time…. A story is told in the Talmud (Bava … Continue reading

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Salary Review

For every Jew, there is one annual “salary review.” That is Rosh Hashanah, when one’s wealth for the coming year is determined. Income is not the only item under review, however; expenses for the year are also determined at that … Continue reading

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Expenses

All the livelihood of a person is determined between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, except for the expenses of Shabbos, the expenses of Yamim Tovim, and the expenses of teaching his son Torah – in these, if a person subtracts, … Continue reading

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