Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Parshas Vayeitzei

When You've Got It, Don't Flaunt It

"You shouldn't whine about getting a 99 on the final instead of a 100 in front of students who got 50's and 60's."

"Let them study harder, and besides, who tells them to be jealous."

"And Rochel saw that she was not having any children... And Rochel envied her sister (who had a few children)." (Biraishis 30:1) Of course, jealousy is not good ( right now, I will just say, see the Messillas Yeshorim / The Path of the Just or the Orchos Tzaddikim /The Way of the Righteous for ideas of how to not feel jealousy), but it IS a "normal" human trait. Therefore, we should always be sensitive to others' feelings and not cause them to feel jealous. (I'm not saying to earn less money or have lower grades or not to try having wonderful children, but not everything must be flaunted.)

Always try making others feel good !!

Have a great Shabbos !!

Rabbi Chaim Flom



 






ARTICLES ON TOLDOS:

View Complete List

The World-to-Come
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5772

Old and Improved
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

The Jewish Hall of Fame
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

ArtScroll

No Two People are the Same
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

How Can The Oath of the Heretic Eisav Be Believed?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767

Look, Twins!
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

> A Twin Study....
Rabbi Label Lam - 5758

Two People, Two Views, Two Worlds
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760

No Regrets
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

What a Maroon!
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

Staying Away!
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759

G-d in the Numbers
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Trailblazing
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762

Raising Perfect Children?
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5775

Worse than Color Blind
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5758

Why is Bill Gates the Richest Man in America?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756



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