Category Archives: Parnasah

Our Mistaken Belief

Man suffers from sorrow because he mistakenly thinks that “silver and gold are the handiwork of man” (Tehillim 115:4), so he torments himself to make money and is despondent at its loss, not realizing that a person’s income is determined by the will … Continue reading

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Anger Uproots Blessing

“One argument can destroy a hundred livelihoods,” wrote the Shlah HaKodesh.  That is, hatred and strife can shut down the channels of heavenly blessings, which are the very source of our sustenance.  In Likuety Moharan, Rabbi Nachman [of Breslov] explains … Continue reading

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Salt

Money can be compared to salt.  In moderation, it improves one’s life, but if a person is consumed with adding and acquiring more and more money, the entire taste of life is ruined! ~ R’ Simcha Bunim of P’shischah zt”l

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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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