Keyword Browse           
May. 8, 2021 - 26 Iyyar 5781

41st Day of the Omer

4702/942 Rav Saadia Gaon

5507/1747 Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzato - Mesilas Yesharim

5611/1851 Rav Itzele Volozhin - Rosh Yeshiva Volozhin read more

5705/1945 Rav Shloimke of Zhvil

bracha search
Recently Viewed Bracha
Croutons (Made from Bread)
Mashed Banana
Fish Sticks, Breaded
Fruit Leather
Cottonseed Oil On Pesach
Wine And Meat On Chol HaMoed
Mordechai & The Bais HaMikdash
>>go to site
Revach Lists
Names Of Moshe Rabbeinu
7 Names Of Yisro
10 Reasons for Blowing the Shofar
5 Reason Why We Dip Apples In Honey
RN"K Who Is A Good Wife by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
Acharei Mos by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
Parshas Tzav/Zachor 5771 by Rabbi Mordechai Appel
>>go to site

Tehilim List
Submit names to be said at the Kosel HaMaaravi.  Please join us in saying Tehilim 32 for:

submit names

RSS Feeds
Today's Revach
Daf Yomi
613 Mitzvot
[view all articles in this category]

Section:  Avodah   Category: Innocent Observations
From Parshas HaMan To Az Ashir
Why is today so special?  Because well meaning Jews all over the world will be saying Parshas HaMan twice with Targum Unkelus once, to merit the segula of Parnassa revealed to us by Rav Menachem Mendel of Rimanov.  Does it work?  Of course it does if this great tzaddik said so.  However it is not so simple.  What would you say if you saw someone putting on the sneakers of a world champion sprinter and claiming that he now can run faster than anyone in the whole world?  

First of all for all those who knock Chassidim, you really shouldn't bother with this since it is a Chassidishe minhag. Or perhaps to have a chance to rake in a couple of bucks you are ready to don a shtreimel?  More importantly whether you are Chasidishe, Litvish, or Sfardi, you need to do this right.  Let's start by reminding you that it is not enough to say the parsha once, but you must say it twice and you must also say Targum Unkelus.

I am not sure that this is sufficient though.  I would assume that the way this segula is structured it is predicated on the fact that you are always Maavir Sedra and you are up to Parshas HaMan, on time for this big day.  Before you rush out to get a chumash (as opposed to just reading the parsha itself on one of the many websites that are considerate enough to post Parshas HaMan for emergency situations) remember you need to start from the beginning of the parsha if you haven't started Bishalach just yet. After all Maavir Sedra means the whole parsha and not just the lucrative parts that are segulos.  Actually you better get a Chamisha Chumshei Torah since you must say every sedra from the beginning of Bireishis.  

Here is another thing you should be careful about.  Unkelus is just not that easy to read.  It would be a shame to have our riches denied just because we made a couple of reading mistakes on the really hard words.  Make sure to read it nice and slowly and carefully just to be on the safe side.  Also make sure you get a Chumash that has Rashi since many poskim suggest that the reason we say Unkelus is to explain what the Torah says, and nowadays our Aramaic is not that great (unless of course we learn Zohar online).  

Here is another issue to consider.  How much money do we get exactly for this exercise?  Shouldn't we know that before we invest our precious time?  Maybe instead we should run out to buy the lotto?  Rav Mattisyahu Solomon relates about the time he walked into a Bais Medrash in Boro Park on Parshas HaMan day and saw a man sitting and saying Parshas HaMan with great kavana.  Another man walked in and saw this as well, and he turned to the fellow and said, "Why are you wasting your time?  I said it for fifty years already and believe me it doesn't help."  At this point Rav Mattisyahu walks up to the fellow and says, "Tell me, how have you been living for the past fifty years?"  Our food, our clothing, our money is all a bracha of Man from the Shamayim.  Parshas HaMan does not promise anything more.  It says nothing about new cars and expensive vacations.

If you want good advice, listen to the gemara (Brachos 8a) and be maavir sedra the right way every week.  It may not make you rich but it will surely enrich your life.  And not too worry, the gemara promises a goodie for that as well, long life.  So if you were maavir sedra yesterday and learned the Parsha of Az Yashir, you probably aren't too concerned about today, and are already singing Az "Ashir", a thanks to Hashem for a truly rich life.
RELATED ARTICLES:Parshas Bishalach  Parshas HaMan  Rav Menachem Mendel Of Riminov  Shnayim Mikra V'Echad Targum  wealth

<<Previous Article
Parshas BiShalach: Rav Yehonoson Eibshitz - Five Out Of Six Brothers Survived
 Next Article>>
Late Lunch Shabbos Morning?
send your commentsprintable versionemail to a friend
Visitor Comments: 3

MS, 2010-01-26 06:04:00
My Father, Rabbi Bald Shlita (from Stolin'er Shul, Torah v'Daas Yeshiva) told me that perhaps the reason that the segulah for saying parshas haMan on Tuesday (in the week of) Parshas Beshalach is: because the creation of being fruitful and multiplying etc. (Parnasa) were on the third day (of creation). That's why this day is "Huchpal boi Ki Tov" ("Hashem saw that it is good", is mentioned twice).
ym, 2010-01-27 22:20:10
What is the right way to be maver sedra? Is it torah twice then targum, or torah-targum-torah, is it by passuk or by parsha?
YH, 2010-01-31 12:41:29
"I would assume that the way this segula is structured it is predicated on the fact that you are always Maavir Sedra and you are up to Parshas HaMan, on time for this big day"

If it's merely part of your usual being maavir sedra, then what would make it a segula? Apparently it's not the usual being maavir sedra (which many have the practice of doing on erev Shabbos).

Revach Tours Now in Eretz Yisrael!

Revach L'Neshama is proud to announce that we have started offerring tours in Eretz Yisroel. If you'd like to full story

Language From Mitzrayim all the way to Yeshivishe Talk

Chazal tell us that one of the reasons Bnei Yisroel merited to be taken out of Mitzrayim was that full story

Innocent Observations
Leil HaSeder Alone in The Shadow of Corona
The Chasidim were stunned when the Holy Defender of the Jews, Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev announced just a full story

Olam HaTorah
The Ponevezher Rov Teaches The Children How To Remember Their Name On Yom HaDin
One time when the Ponevezher Rov, Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, came to visit the children of the orphanage, as full story

The Donkey and the Dirt

A man came to his Rebbe crying that his donkey fell into a pit and he didn't know what full story

Chanoch L'Naar
Rav Zalman Sorotzkin - The Hardest Challenge in Chinuch, When Everyone Does It!

Parshas Emor begins with the prohibition of Kohanim to defile themselves to a dead body. Hashem tells this full story

Bnei Bayscha
Some Shidduch Questions From Rav Shmuel Rozovsky

One day a Yid from Yerushalayim traveled to Bnei Brak to ask the legendary Rosh Yeshiva of Ponevezh, Rav full story

Rav Yaakov Edelstein - The Two Words He Wanted to Be Able to Speak

The Gaon and Tzaddik Rav Yaakov Edelstein was one of the most uniques Gedolim of our generation. He was full story


Aleinu L'Shabeiach - Before it is Too Late!

In ten days from now we will standing in Shul at the pinnacle of Tefila of the year, Musaf full story

Likras Shabbos
Parshas Vayakhel: Sridei Eish - Building Shabbos & Building A Bais HaMikdash

Parshas Vayakhel talks almost exculsively about building the Mishkan, however the first few pasukim are about the Mitzva of full story

Lessons in Tzedoka

Parshas Vayakhel: Rav Chaim Soloveitchik's Long Wait

"K'chu Mei'itchem Truma" take from them donations (Vayakhel 35:5). The pasuk before says that Moshe spoke directly to full story


The Joy that Mourning Brings to a Wedding
Shlomo HaMelech tells us in Koheles (7:2) "Tov Lalaches El Bais HaEivel MiLeches El Bais HaMishteh", it is better full story

Ahavas Yisroel
Parshas Truma: Rav Moshe Shternbuch - Brilliant Colorful Diversity

Among the layers of the roof of the Mishkan was the Tachash. The Tachash was an animal with full story

Gedolim Biographies
Reb Dovid of Lelov - Is It A Crime To Favor Your Own Child?
Reb Dovid was born in 1746 and was a talmid of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk and later of the Chozeh of Lublin. full story

Story Corner
The Chortkover Rebbe Sends Regards to Hashem in America

A man living in Vienna was struggling to support his family. He decided that his fortune lies overseas in full story

Chofetz Chaim - Will Your Plaque in The Bais HaMikdash Bring You Eternal Pride or Shame?

The Chofetz Chaim (Shem Olam 1:17) says that whoever helped build the second Bais HaMikdash is listed in Sefer full story

Rav Leib Chasman - Personal Requests on Rosh HaShanah

Rosh HaShanah is the day the world was created and Hashem became King. Every year on this day we full story

Rav Chatzkel

Rav Chatzkel Levenstein - First A Smack, The We Can Talk

Chazal tell us "Oy Lani MiYom HaDin, Oy Lanu MiYom HaTochacha", woe is to us from the day of punishment, full story

Around The Year
Tu B'Shvat - The Tragedy Of The Free Leaf

"Ki Hadam Eitz HaSadeh", a person is like a tree in the field. There are many comparisons between full story

Shabbos is a Day of Three Kinds of Rest

By Mincha on Shabbos we say that Hashem gave us Yom Menucha, a day of rest. We then full story

Eretz Yisroel
Parshas Shlach: Kotzker Rebbe - Impressions Of Eretz Yisroel

"Uri'isem Es HaAretz Ma Hi... HaTova He Im Ra'a... HaShmeina He Im Razah" (Shlach 13:18-20). Moshe Rabeinu tells full story

Shaarei Tzvi - Unlocking The Best Kept Secret In Megilas Esther

Every now and theb there is a Chazal that drops a bombshell, which changes everything you everything. Its full story

Postcards From Kotzk
Kotzker Rebbe On The Dormant Monster Within

The Yehudi HaKadosh MePishischa was a Chosid of the Chozeh of Lublin, until one day one of the elder full story

Mitzva Opportunity
Parshas Re'eh: Netziv - Feeling Your Own Pain
The Torah forbids us to harm ourselves in any way when mourning over the dead because we are a full story

Ikvisa D'Mishicha
Reb Elchonon Wasserman's Last Drasha, We Are Saving The Yidden in America
Reb Elchonon Wasserman was one of the great pre-war Roshei Yeshiva in Europe.  He learned in Telz Yeshiva and full story

Perek Shira
Perek Shira: The Snake's Song - Taking a Plunge

No creature in history has taken a fall like the snake.  This once companion of man, with legs that full story

Tehilim Perek 49: Beis Yisroel of Ger - Even Some Mitzvos Won't Go With You

Dovid HaMelech tells us in Tehilim (49:18) כִּי לֹא בְמוֹתוֹ יִקַּח הַכֹּל, when you die you won't take everything full story

copyright © 2007 - 2010 Revach L'Neshama All Rights Reserved