Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

#2 - WHEN ONE STRUGGLES WITH PARNASSAH.
Parnassah

בעזרת ה' יתברך – יום ד' פרשת משפטים, כ"ד שבט, שנת תשע"ט


Dear…


I received your letter.


If you are having a very challenging time with Parnassah I have an עצה for you; cry out to Hashem that he have pity on you, and you will Iy”h witness miracles.


Maharosh would relate that in Yerushalayim there was a renown Maggid called R’ Bentzion Yadler Z”l, who would go round to Shuls and give Droshos; once a Yid came over to him and started weeping; “I have no money, my children are starving, they beg me for some bread and I have nothing to give them”. R’ Betzion told him: “What do you want from me? You have a wealthy Father; ask Him for help and that he already have pity on you,” the Yid looked at R’ Bentzion with confusion and asked “My father who lives in Tzfas? How can he help me? He is also extremely poor and can hardly sustain his family.” R’ Bentzion replied: “I don’t mean your Father in Tzfas, I’m referring to your Father in heaven, He can help you! Beg Him to have compassion on you.”


And to you I say the same: “You have a wealthy Father, beg Him to help you and have mercy on you”; Parnassah has nothing to do if one is smart, or talented; Parnassah only comes from Hashem.


If your wife wants to help you with Parnassah it’s not a problem; it’s true what you write that it is a husband’s responsibility, but that only means one shouldn’t force his wife to work; if she willingly offers to help out, you should be thankful to her.


May Hashem bless you with great abundance.

#1 - DAVENING BRINGS A PERSON PARNASSAH.
Parnassah

בעזרת ה' יתברך – יום א' פרשת משפטים, כ"א שבט, שנת תשע"ט


Dear…


I request from you to establish a daily Shiur in Gemara; even if you cannot comprehend what you are learning, say the words anyway.


Chazal state (Avos 6, 2): “Only one who learns Torah is considered a free person, and by learning Torah one merits to become wealthy.”


Daven Shachris every morning, and you will be Zoche to have Parnassah. The holy Kedushas Levi Zt”l once observed a Yid rushing out of Shul, and he stopped him and asked “Tell me, where are you running to?” the Yid answered “I’m rushing to my Parnassah”; the Kedushas Levi responded “Who says you are heading towards your Parnassah? You might actually be running away from it!” Meaning his Parnassah is possibly only in the merit that he spends time in Shul in Torah and Tefilla, and he shouldn’t seek to escape so quickly. Thus, the same I say to you: “Make sure to Daven Shachris every day and in this merit, you will have Parnassah.”


May Hashem help you succeed in all your endeavors.