Category Archives: Parnasah

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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All Means are Equal

One should not think that his livelihood depends on a particular source and that, if that source were to fail, there would be no other way for him to earn a living.  Rather, he should rely on God for his … Continue reading

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Career

“The common conception of how the system works is faulty. They see a career as making a living. A career doesn’t make anything. What you receive is generated above, in a spiritual realm. Your business is to set up a channel to allow … Continue reading

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An Easy Livelihood

If a person gives priority to the service of God and resolves to fear Him; trusts in Him in all his interests, religious and secular; turns away from the despicable things and aspires to good qualities; does not rebel when … Continue reading

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One Day at a Time

Just as Hashem provided the Jews in the desert with their daily allotment and not more, the Baal Shem Tov would not go to sleep until he had either spent all his money that day or had given it to … Continue reading

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