Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Parshas Beshalach

Glorified Money

"I am always so impressed how nicely you do mitzvos. Your Bar Mitzva was just right, and your weddings were perfect. When that Rosh Yeshiva came from Israel you really made him feel at home. But I never understood why when it came to paying your children's tuition, you always try your best to avoid it!!"

When the Torah says "This is my G-d, and I will glorify Him" (Shemos 15:2). The Gomorrah (Shabbbos 133b) says it refers to glorifying mitzvos as we do them, since this glorifies G-d. People have special cups for ritually washing their hands, beautiful Esrog boxes, Kiddush cups etc. Sometimes we forget that paying tuition, giving charity, or paying any money that we owe is a mitzva. When we have an opportunity to do a mitzva, make sure we glorify G-d.

There is a silversmith in Yerushalayim who makes everyone who pays him for his work, say "I am hereby fulfilling the mitzva of paying for work done for me."

Have a great Shabbos!!

Rabbi Chaim Flom


Text Copyright 2008 by Rabbi Chaim Flom and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON MASEI AND THE THREE WEEKS:

View Complete List

The Daughters of Tzlofchad
Shlomo Katz - 5758

A Hopeful Mourning
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

Kohein-in-Waiting
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Not Our Pets
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

Mourning on the 9th of Av: The Reasons
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Oath of Office
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5759

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Red Heifer Reality
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5765

Kinder and Gentler Killers
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5756

Vengeance: Revenge is Sweet
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

ArtScroll

A Judgement Call
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Fix the World
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5759

The Longest Journey Ever
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760

> Holy Words!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5757

A Body and Soul Job
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766

Certified Kosher
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Just Passing Through
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5767



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information