Section: Shabbos Category: Likras Shabbos
|How To Survive A Financial Downturn|
Rav Shimshon Pincus tells a story of a poor Tzaddik who every Motza’ei Shabbos would hand his wife the money she would need to make it through the week. One week he simply had no money to give her. During Melava Malka as they were singing, she began to cry. She was bemoaning her fate and wondering how she would make it through the week. The tzaddik seeing his wife crying during Melava Malka was sure he knew the source of her troubles. In a sweet gentle voice he turned to her and said, “don’t worry my dear wife, Shabbos will be back again very soon.”
On Shabbos every pauper is a King. You are financially secure for an entire day! You leisurely make your way to Shul in your Shabbos finest. You sit at your table and sing zemiros without a care in the world. You take a well deserved nap. You enjoy the children. You spend time learning. Nothing and no one can interfere with this great day of Shabbos. Best of all, the whole thing doesn’t cost you a penny. The money you spend on Shabbos is not part of your yearly allowance allotted to you on Rosh Hashana. I ask you, does life get any better?
"Zachor Es Yom HaShabbos" to help you get through the week. "Shamor Es Yom HaShabbos" cherish it when it arrives.