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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

"One year, most of Adar went by and it didn't rain. They sent for Choni the Circle Maker. He prayed and the rains didn't come. He drew a circle, stood in it and said: 'Master of The World! Your children have turned to me; I swear in Your great name that I won't move from here until You have pity on Your children.' The rains came down." (Talmud, Taanit 23a)

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Choni the Circle-Maker

Adar 20 is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Yoel Sirkes (1560?-1640), Rabbi of Krakow and author of the Bayit Chadash ("Bach") commentary on the great Halachic work, the Arba'ah Turim.

R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach was a renowned halachic authority who lived in Jerusalem. Many of his rulings pertain to modern technological advances as they apply to Jewish life.

Link: Contemporary Halachah

Daily Thought

Why must we have jobs? Why can’t our bread fall from heaven?

It does. Everything you earn is manna from heaven. But can you eat manna from heaven?

So that manna has to get from its heavenly state down to an earthly form you can handle, step by difficult step.

And for you to bring it to that final, most difficult step, to become a part of this physical world—for that, you need a normal job in this physical world.

What’s important to know is that the job doesn’t create anything. It just provides packaging and delivery.

To create the income, you need to work with heaven. Up there, it’s your contribution towards bringing heaven down to earth that counts.

Derech Mitzvosecha, Tiglachat Metzora.