Video: Rav Yisroel Brog on “Are You Struggling With Parnasa? Find Out Why”


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Tools to help identify the source of any challenge in order to know how to approach it and deal with it. This video specifically addresses the universal challenge of parnasa. Lessons from Chanuka and Purim.


  1. Great Shiur. For some reason the audio goes quiet at the 33.04 mark, for the rest of the Shiur. Any way to correct that? The Rebbe was just getting into it.

  2. perhaps these messages can help klal yisroel

    1) Who is the one that is ready to be an Employer? Why should i deserve to be an employer more then a employee? The one that his money & business won’t effect his relationship with Hashem i.e. he is still going to daven in a minyan every day & have a learning ??? every day. While an employee only works from 9:00AM to 5:00PM this time of work is his fence between him & Hashem telling him its time to go Daven & learn. But the person that realizes this does not need this fence as a reminder to go daven & learn. Hashem sees he gives ????, he Davens & learns everyday so why shouldn’t he be a multi-millionaire? he knows how to spend it right & appreciates that Hashem picked him to be an employer more then an employee. Why don’t jews run the biggest businesses in the world? Because if we do it will effect the relationship between him & Hashem (he will forget to daven & not be ???? ??? etc…) while on the other hand the phone company of IDT is owned by a jew by the name of Howard Jonas. Why is he the owner of such a big company? Why did Hashem pick him? Hashem saw in the future that this man has the potential to be rich & not forget Hashem that put him in this position & still do his ???? (Howard Jonas even has a book he made, the name is I’M NOT THE BOSS.)

    2)What is the secret to success in business? A person came to me for some ????? (encouragement). He told me he was a Rebbe & was not having a lot of Hatzlacha with his students. He then asked me if i had any advice for him. I then told him don’t be a rebbe for the $40,000 paycheck, do it for the sake of Hashem (not for the sake of money)& then you are guaranteed to be successful by Hashem Himself. He got back to me a few weeks later & told me he was doing much better B”H based on that now he was doing his job from a complete different perspective. This can apply to ANY livelihood. (ex. 1) A contractor-if you build a house with the intention for a Jewish family to move in & raise a jewish family then you are guaranteed success from Hashem. 2)A plumber- before you came to your customers house there was a mess & a lot of screaming with Shalom Bayis problems. But now you fixed the bathroom & there’s peace in the house) Bottom line: When a person does his job for the sake of Hashem then he is guaranteed success & he still gets the same paycheck.

    3)In the Torah in the Parsha of Shemitta & Yovel, Hashem Guarantees & promises anyone that if they keep these Halachos they will always be taken care of. (either by getting double in the Sixth year or even having extra) Where is Shemitta & Yovel TODAY in the Diaspora? Where can we find this when outside of Israel is not even responsible for these Halachos? The answer is Hashem promises anyone that if he runs his business with %100 honesty (coming to work on time & not even a minute late, never using your office time to check your personal needs or the news on the computer, paying your employees on time etc…) he is guaranteed to always have money & never have the need to struggle to make ends meet. This is where we are holding today, for those of us that have been-& still are- honest, from before the economy started going downhill in the beginning of the century. They are the people that are guaranteed to make it through the economy-even- when it crashes.

    May Hashem help all of us in our parnassa needs & may we all wake up to the important message of buying what you NEED not what you WANT. (we don’t need 3 cars & 3 vacations, but we still do it & then we wonder why we have no money for food & clothing etc….)

  3. The only part I disagree with is, I don’t see why a person must forfeit his money that rightfully belong to him, just because the other party happen to be yisomim or almanos.

  4. Perhaps if we weren’t such a corrupt generation and world then Hashem wouldn’t need to hold back from giving us riches and honor.

    Are YOU an honest businessman? Do you take off from your pay for using your phone or internet for personal use during work hours? Your boss is paying you and owns you for the 8 hours you work there.

    Ki m alei haaretz chamas…. we all know its true and can’t deny it