I heard an interesting idea this week while I was in Chicago. This idea was shared after mid-day prayer services in an office building!
The 15th of Iyar, this past Thursday, is an auspicious time to ask God for help with our parnussa, livelihood. It was the day in history when the Jewish people ran out of matza in the desert and asked God for food. He responded by sending manna, which provided for them for 40 years. An incredible response!
The speaker encouraged us to trust in God , and to remember to ask Him for His help in all areas, including our need for parnussa, ample livelihood.
A suggestion was given to further increase our merit, to "deserve" a generous livelihood. Our sages tell us that if we look away and "give in" when others slight us, then God will also "look the other way" and give us what we need even if we don't totally "deserve" it.
May we always take comfort in our loving God in Heaven who wants to, and always will, bestow good upon us.
Have a great Shabbos!
10/3/2021 09:17:20 pm
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