Rabbi Frand on Parsha Lech Lecha
The story is told that in Radin the Gentiles used to ask the Chofetz Chaim to walk over their fields or touch their cows. Although, to put in mildly, Gentiles in Poland generally did not think much of the Jews, they nevertheless recognized that the Chofetz Chaim was a great holy man and that his footsteps would bring prosperity to their fields. They were convinced that his touch would bring increased milk supply to their cows.
There is a lesson here for all of us. G-d decides how much he is going to shower on each person -– in terms of wealth, in terms of health, wisdom, power, talent and all forms of Heavenly Blessings. It stands to reason that if G-d is going to invest extraordinary blessing in a person, He will invest in that person when He has a measure of confidence in that person. G-d wants to know that the person will know how to use these blessings correctly.
Achdus Auction at New York Hall of Science
The Auction is being held at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street in Queens, Motzaei Shabbos, November 4, with the doors opening at 8:00 PM and the drawings beginning at 10:30 PM. The admission is only $18 which includes a free $20 ticket, a Hot Buffet and Viennese Table and admission to many of the Exhibits at the Hall.
The Grand Prize is a trip for five to Eretz Yisrael including rondtrip air, rental car and $1000 in spending money! It should be a great event, so please come by or participate at www.achdusauction.com.
Discount Seforim with All Profits to Tzedakah
www.discountseforim.com has Jewish books and torah tapes/cds from Artscroll, Feldheim, Judaica Press, Israel Bookshop, Pitspopany, Devora, Hachai, Shilo, Soncino, Urim! We have about 20,000 reprints of out of print and rare seforim that can be ordered in softcover or hardcover.
All profit from the site goes to the Davis Memorial Fund.
Two great things at once! Buy a jewish book, sefer or siddur at a great price and give tzedaka at the same time!