This is how you deal with financial hardship without spending a dime
How can you handle financial difficulty without spending money out of pocket? How can you handle the loss of a family member and overcome the difficulty? That's the way. Tractate Greetings, page 11
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One clear day, a person suffers severe financial distress or faces severe loss of family, friend or acquaintance. The situation that struck him as a thunderstorm on a clear day causes him great grief and inability to continue his routine. How can he get out of the situation? There is one virtue that can help him: read the audio of Israel.
Rabbi Haim David Kowalski, the Digital Gemara presenter, explained that reading the three episodes that make up Shema Israel results in a person "able to light the spark and get updated glasses and look at the difficulty with which he is dealing differently and get renewed powers." Reading Shema Israel is one of the main commandments in Jewish life.
In the tractate greetings, page 11 reads: "An island of Tarda, even drowned his ship at sea, Nami." According to the Talmud, even a man whose ship was sunk in the sea, all his property was lost and he is alive, does he have a duty to read Shema Israel? Yes. "How does it work out?", Rabbi Kowalski wonders. "After all, in saying Israeli audio, there must be concentration and intention, there must be synchronization between the head, the brain and the heart and the person whose ship was drowned says to himself 'How can I concentrate if I have lost all my possessions now?'"
There needs to be synchronization between the head, brain and heart. Saying Israeli Shema (Photo: Reuven Castro)
Prayer and singing in the Sharona compound - the day after the deadly attack (Photo: Reuven Castro)
The answer to this, Rabbi Kowalski explained, is that "reading the audio of Israel is the secret of faith. When it says it intentionally - it provokes what is there. A person exits the points of fear and fear. By the same token, the rabbi added, even when dealing with loss in the family.
"A person believes that everyone received a deposit of this or that for years in this world. The Creator of Nathan gave and the Creator of the world took, but because he remains in the world, he has the opportunity to re-look at his mission in the world. With the one who took the soul but also left his soul. "
According to the rabbi, "It is a tremendous force that the calling of Israel's audio gives man. It removes the reserve of faith, and suddenly he sees that he has the tools to cope, to contain things he does not understand why they happened but he does know at that moment that there is a leader in the world. Tools for dealing with the mitzvah and so it will rise to a higher place. "
Even his ship is drowning, a man in the commandments must read the audio of Israel. Illustration (Photo: AP)
Costa Concordia cruise ship drowned, January 2012 (Photo: AP)
The Digital Gemara is the first venture of its kind led by Rabbi Kowalski, founder and head of the Daily Page Lights organization, in which anyone can be part of the hundreds of thousands of people around the country and the world who regularly study one Gemara page daily by watching a short daily video clip. The Babylonian Talmud in its most popular version has 2,711 pages. In the daily videos, you will meet every day at significant and fascinating points related to daily life based on the daily study of the Gemara.
Rabbi Meir Shapiro conceived the idea for regular daily study somewhere in 1923. Rabbi Shapiro had one major goal: to encourage all levels of the public to set times for Torah study and to create a common denominator among all learners, regardless of class, profession, or country of origin. Today, 96 years after the initiative launched, hundreds of thousands of Jews across the country and the world are studying together in a regular learning cycle that lasts seven and a half years.
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