KEEP SMILING ~ Self-Growth, 20th Kislev, 5773

Away

“Throw your bread on the waters…”[1]

Our money is dear to us. We didn’t steal it. On the contrary, we gave precious time and effort to acquire it. So we look after it. We are careful with it. We hold onto it. We invest it. And so, it should be that we hardly ever give it away — unless of course, for our own needs and pleasures.

But we know, we know — the Torah teaches us and we know –”… with the passing of the days, you will find it.”[2]

To use our monies to help others, relatives and friends, even strangers, even animals, is not to lose it, but to invest it. We have a promise that all we give will come back to us — at one time or another — in one form or another — with accumulated profits and interest. Therefore — and again — let us indulge in that special pleasure of giving what is ours to others.

[1]        Koheles 11.1

[2]        Ibid

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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