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Section:  Avodah   Category: Innocent Observations
Super Tuesday Is Here Again, Don't Miss!
The big day we wait around for all year has finally arrived, Bigger than Rosh HaShana, stronger than Yom Kippur, mightier than HoShana Rabba... it's Super Tuesday!!  This is especially important in times of recession like today.  Reb Mendele M'Riminov said that saying Parshas HaMan (Shnayim Mikra V'Echod Targum) on Tuesday Parshas Bishalach, is a Segula for Parnassa. Emails are flying from concerned friend to friend reminding them not to miss the big opportunity with links to places where they can find all that they need online.  Actually the Shulchan Aruch says in the first Siman of Orach Chaim that you should say it every day (along Parshas Akeida, Aseres HaDibros, Olah, Mincha, Chatos, Shlamim, Asham, Kiyor, Trumas HaDeshen, Tamid and of course Tikun Chatzos).  The Mishna Brura quotes the Yerushalmi that guarantees to anyone who says it every day that he will never lack sustenance.

A new Rav after attending the first board meeting of his less than fervently religious new Shul commented that he thinks they should add the Aseres HaDibros to the Shul's by-laws, this way everyone would strictly adhere to them.  The same can probably be said about our keen interest and adherence to Segulos.  Rav Shimshon Pincus among many others once said that the greatest segula for health is to say Asher Yatzar with kavana.  Parnassa?  Bareich Aleinu of course.  You are standing before the Big Boss himself, when will you find a better time to ask for a raise to keep up with your growing families cost of living or a little bonus to cover the tuition or simcha expenses that you are being hounded for?

Not to chas v'shalom belittle the segula of Parshas HaMan or Rav Mendele of Riminov, of course there is great power in saying Parshas HaMan if you read it carefully and don't just say it at top speed while dreaming about what you will do with the winnings of the upcoming lottery jackpot.

Lesson # 1 No snacks or extras - Hashem sends us everything we need.  "Bein HaArbayim Tochlu Basar U'Baboker Tisbi'u Lechem" Bishalach (16:12).  Two solid meals a day, meat in the evening and bread in the morning.  There was no tea room and small snacks were not provided to keep us going in between.  Food and money in general are not given to us to satisfy our constant earthly cravings.  They are tools we need for Avodas Hashem, to be used as needed only.  Neither the Yerushalmi or Rav Mendele are going to promise you all the things we've come to enjoy that we don't need.  As the end of the Pasuk says "ViDatem Ki Ani Hashem".  The budget is given to help you stay in good physical condition to enable you to know that there is Hashem.  Two many extras and the brain gets a little foggy, which would defeat the whole purpose.

Lesson # 2 The 100/0 Rule - "VaYamodu BaOmer V'Lo Hedif HaMarbeh V'HaMamit Lo Hechsir" (12:18) How much money you get has absolutely nothing to do with your efforts or your intelligence. Not 50%, not 5%, and not even .01%.  100% Siyata Dishmaya.

Lesson # 3  No savings plan - "Ish Al Yoser MiMenu Ad Boker" (12:19).  In the 40 years in the midbar there was no bank collapse or stock market crash.  No one had any money put away for a rainy day.  By time everyone went to sleep in the midbar all the cupboards were empty and there wasn't a crumb to be had.  I am sure they all slept better than we do with our "savings" protected in the bank, stock market, real estate, or pension fund.  We worry what we will eat tomorrow even though we have plenty.  They didn't although they had nothing.  It would seem silly to say Parshas HaMan with the intention of adding to your coffers.  Here again I am not sure the Yerushalmi or Rav Mendele can help you.  Maybe a good solution for those of you who have too much cash floating around that you not ready to part with is to put it in a G'mach.

If you go through the pasukim yourself with honest eyes and an open mind you will no doubt be inspired to discover countless other lessons regarding the proper attitude towards parnassa.  It is important to also remember the first words of the parsha (16:4), "L'Ma'an Anasenu HaYeilech B'Soirasi Im Lo", the test of earning a living is all about proving that you are a loyal Yid going in the way of Hashem's Torah.  Do you obtain it honestly.  Do you earn money to keep the Torah, or is the art of earning money the torah you worship?

Indeed these are lofty goals and far from where many of us are today.  But surely, as the Yerushalmi or Rav Mendele say, it is worth saying Parshas HaMan, today on this revered day, and everyday.  The repetition will certainly have an effect on us and it may start to seep in.  The closer we get to this goal the richer we will indeed be.  Your life will be enriched and it will be a life worth living.  And as promised, Hashem will always give you all that you really need.  You will feel great and look great, free of any worry.  Remember Hashem calls us His "Am Segula" for a reason, and its not because we say Parshas HaMan on Super Tuesday with one eye on the chumash and the other eye on the stock market.
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YM, 2009-02-03 06:44:12
RE: Lesson #3. Very interesting point. I've wondered, though, what is the difference between your point and that of Yosef Hatzadik putting away food for the entire world for a famine of seven years. Quite a savings plan, I would imagine!
ym, 2009-02-03 19:39:41
I feel that this article knocks this holy segula. There is a reason why parshat hamon isn't said everyday by most people. There are some very "negative "psukim that remind us of our low level of bitachon in Hashem and his servant Moshe in the midbar. plus , putting money in a bank is definetly not a chisaron, if anything its a hishtadlus.

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