Monday, July 31, 2017

Tisha B'av Torah - Uprooting Stinginess

Here. It is sweet but מותר to learn on Tisha B'av [as per the Aruch Hashulchan we copied in a recent post]. 

Looking for sponsors. Last time I asked people to sponsor in honor of their late Bubbe's but BARUCH HASHEM it seems that everyone's Bubbe is still alive until 120.

Maybe for a late Zeide?? 

Tzdaka brings the geula. 

כי קרבה ישועתי לבוא וצדקתי להגלות - Giving צדקה brings ישועה!!

I saw someone suggest that the reason Chazal emphasized that the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed because of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza is to teach that the middah of קמצנות - stinginess, is really destructive and bad. [The Maharal, on the other hand, understood that קמצא is from the word קמיצה which implies separation and disunity].  

The Maharsha says that they were father and son. So if you put the two ideas together you learn that stinginess runs in the family. 

The Yerushalmi says that the Beis Hamikdash was destroed because they LOVED MONEY AND HATED EACH OTHER. [So לפי זה the Bavli and Yerushalmi shtim nicely]. 


I hope to uproot my love of money!!

I should be zoche to give BIG TIME and so should you.