WWW.KOSHERDELIGHT.COM - GLOBAL JEWISH DIRECTORY WITH NEWS AND INFORMATION, TRAVEL, EDUCATION, PARENTING, HOLIDAYS AND MORE   כושר דילייט - מגאזין יהודי באינטרנט הכולל חדשות ומידע יהודי גלובלי. המגאזין כולל: בתי חב"ד, בתי ספר יהודיים, אוכל כשר ומסעדות כשרות, מקוואות, חינוך ועוד

   

Kosher Restaurants

Kosher Hotels

Synagogues

Kosher recipes

Mikvah

Jewish Holidays

KOSHER RESTAURANTS

KOSHER HOTELS

SYNAGOGUES

KOSHER RECIPES

MIKVAOT

JEWISH HOLIDAYS

                          ב"ה   
KOSHER DELIGHT - YOUR JEWISH ONLINE MAGAZINE!

Bullet Home
Bullet
SITE INDEX
BulletJEWISHKD.COM
Bullet
DONATE 

KOSHER
BulletKosher restaurants
   Around the World!
BulletKosher Hotels
Bullet
Kosher Recipes 

BulletVegetarian Restaurants
Bullet
Updates from the
   Chief Rabbinate of
   Israel

BulletKosher Alcohol Updates
Bullet
Kashrut Authorities
BulletKosher Products Lists

Bullet
Kashrut Comments

BET DIN OUTSIDE ISRAEL
BulletInternational Directory of Rabbinical Courts

SHABBAT
BulletCandle Lighting Times
   for Shabbat & Holidays


NEWS
Bullet
News & Media


JEWISH STUFF...
BulletJewish Simcha
BulletJudaism, Spiritualism,
   Opinions and more

Bullet
Jewish Communities
   Around the World

Bullet
Parashat
   HaShavuah
   
Bullet
Jewish Holidays
Bullet
Synagogues
Bullet
Mikvaot
Bullet
Chabad Houses
Bullet
Aish HaTorah
Bullet
Young Israel  
Bullet
NCSY
Bullet
B'nai Akiva
Bullet
Hillel
BulletThe Holocaust


PARENTING
BulletParenting
BulletJewish Camps
BulletKids
Bullet
Babies


HEALTH
Bullet
Jewish Hospitals
Bullet
Your Health
Bullet
Do not Abuse
    Drugs and Alcohol


FRIENDS ON 4
BulletOur Pets
BulletThe Dog Trainer: Q & A
BulletThe Veterinarian Corner
Bullet הטסת כלבים
Bullet כלבים: עכשיו הדיאטה
Bulletהיצלנו את לוקה


BulletInsurance New!
BulletQuestions & Answers
Bullet
Links


BulletCONTACT US!  


 
 
  JEWISH AND KOSHER UNITED STATES       
 
 
  KD MAGAZINE!                      ב"ה     
 

 

RABBI CHAIM LOBEL הרב חיים לובל

This week is Parshat Behar
Candle Lighting 7:45 PM 5/13/11 NYC DST
Rabbi Chaim Lobel - Young Israel of Aberdeen, NJ
www.yiaberdeen.com

 

 

On My Terms - In Memoriam of Mr. David M. Warren (Menachem Dovid ben Harav Yosef Z'L)
The Children of Israel were given a Mitzvah of Shemittat Karkaot – a Sabbatical for the Land. For six years, the Jewish Nation would tend to their fields in the Land of Israel. On the seventh year, work would cease and the land would rest. The produce on the seventh year that grew from the seeds sewn in the sixth year was free to everyone and would only be gathered as needed.

“When you come to the land which I give to you… for six years plant your field… and gather its produce. (Leviticus 25:2-3)

The Kli Yakar makes a fascinating point. The Torah begins by emphatically stating that G-d gave us the land. We don’t possess the land because we purchased it, inherited it, or conquered it. We have the land only because G-d gave it to us. Then, immediately following the laws of Shemittah (the Sabbatical year), the Torah discusses what happens when a Jew becomes bankrupt. The message is clear – G-d gave us the land and whoever doesn’t uphold the Sabbatical runs the risk of becoming bankrupt. 

The Kli Yakar Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim ben Aaron Luntschitz; Prague; 1550 - 1619) asks why. Why did Hashem feel it was necessary, by the commandment of Shemittah, to remind us that everything we have comes from the hand of G-d and only from the hand of G-d?

Furthermore, Shemittah is a particularly enticing commandment to perform. As the Kli Yakar reminds us, farmland often needs to lie fallow on average twice every six years. Here, G-d is guaranteeing six successful years with enough produce to last through the seventh year. As the verse says “for six years plant your field… and gather its produce.” (See also Leviticus 25:21)

Why by Shemittah do we need to be reminded that everything comes from G-d? Because ,the Kli Yakar answers, when a person works and toils, his natural inclination is to take comfort in the belief that through his own efforts he will profit. Even though he knows, intellectually, that everything is from G-d’s hand, he takes comfort in relying upon his own efforts.

If he knows everything comes from G-d, why does he take comfort in his own labors? Because every person instinctively desires to be independent and able to shape his own destiny. It is in this very moment, when a person is working the land for his own sustenance, that Hashem reminds us to submit ourselves to His will.

Even by Shemittah where a person is guaranteed to profit through observance, G-d warns us against the natural desire to rely upon our own efforts.

The desire for self-reliance is so great, most people would prefer to earn less if they could do so by their own hands.

By the commandment of Shemittah, we discover the challenge of Torah observance isn’t a question of difficulty or sacrifice. It a question of living life of on our terms versus G-d’s terms.
Shabbat Shalom


 
   
Custom Search
 
KOSHER DELIGHT - YOUR JEWISH ONLINE MAGAZINE! כושר דילייט - מגזין החדשות והמידע מהעולם היהודי ומישראל, כולל מסעדות כשרות, בתי כנסת ועוד ועוד

Zikit Translation Services

ZIKIT TRANSLATION SERVICES , שירותי תירגום, שרותי תירגום, שירות תרגומים, שירות תירגומים, שרות תרגום, תירגום, תרגום, תירגום מסמכים, תירגום תעודות, תרגום טכני, תירגום טכני, תרגום, תרגומים מעברית לאנגלית, תרגומים מאנגלית לעברית, תרגום עברי אנגלית אנגלי עברי -  זיקית שירותי תרגום

www.zikit.org


THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST
THE HOLOCAUST - THE SHOAH

Advertise with Us!

KD Kosher Recipe Collection
Send us your 
Kosher Recipe!


COMPREHENSIVE WORLDWIDE JEWISH SEARCH: JEWISHKD.COM Comprehensive Worldwide Jewish Search