Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a



בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום ב' פ' בשלח, ח' שבט, שנת תשע"ט


I’ve heard your cry, and seen your suffering over your financial struggles; however, remember: Parnassah comes from Hashem; worries are futile.

Chazal state (Berachos 4:): “Whoever recites 'תהלה לדוד' three times a day is guaranteed Oilam Haba.” The Tefilla of 'תהלה לדוד' is written according to the Aleph-Beis, and has a Tefilla for Parnassah in the middle; this seems difficult to understand; what is the connection between saying a Tefilla written according to the Aleph-Beis, and a Tefilla on Parnassah, with Oilam Haba? R’ Nosson explains (Likutei Halachos, Krias Shema, Halacha 5, 4) “When one accustoms himself to talk to Hashem using all the Aleph-Beis, and sing Tefillos of praise to Hashem, he merits to become a righteous person.” When one is righteous, he conducts himself with Ehrlichkeit and holiness, he ultimately merits Oilam Haba. Likewise, when one internalizes the fact, that Parnassah comes only from Hashem; as we say "ואתה" – and you Hashem, "נותן להם" – grant all, "את אכלם בעתו" – their sustenance at the right moment, such a person, with an unwavering faith is also Zoche to Oilam Haba.

Therefore, dear brother; place your trust in Hashem. Why should you feel so despondent? How will despair help you? Just look how weary you become; instead reinforce your faith in Hashem, and review the following words “ממלא כל עלמין, וסובב כל עלמין, אין שום מציאות מבלעדיך כלל, ובכל תנועה ותנועה שם אלופו של עולם"; this translates as “Everything that happens comes from Hashem, and Hashem is everything that happens, there is no survival without him, and he is hidden in everything in the world”; if you constantly boost your faith with these words, your situation will become easier, and your spirits uplifted; happiness breeds success; once you will be happy, you will automatically be more successful.

May Hashem help you succeed in all your endeavors.