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The beggar who played the lottery

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 6:16 am

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In a small town, there was a beggar that decided to try his luck and bought a lottery ticket. Finally, he won a very big sum. When a friend asked him what will he do with all the money he won, he answered: “I will build a big synagogue and I will be the only one who will have the right to beg inside!”

This is a story that I heard from my father, Rabbi Mendel Hendel, in situations where he wanted to emphasize that we sometimes put limits to our own selves!

G-d gives us all the capabilities and powers in order to be able to fulfill whatever He asks from us. But many times, we limit our way of thinking and do not allow ourselves free to see things from another perspective.

Shabbat Shalom,

Arie from the Yeshiva

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