Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Parshas HaMon - Segula for Parnossa

Art: Heidi Malott

Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Riminov [1745-1815], a disciple of the Holy Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhensk, instructed everyone to read "Parshat HaMann" specifically on the Yom Shlishi [Tuesday] of Parshat [Torah portion of] Beshalach in the "Shnayim Mikra v'Echad Targum" format, i.e. reading the Hebrew verses twice and the Aramaic translation of Onkelos once.   This year it will occur today Tuesday 7 January.

Not to be confused with the evil villain of the Purim story, Parshat haMann [The Chapter of the Manna] is found in the 16th Chapter of the Book of Exodus: verses 4-36. This Chapter details the episode of the miraculous "Manna" [bread from heaven] that sustained the Children of Israel during their 40-year journey in the desert.

Rav Yosef Caaro, the "mechaber" [compiler] of the monumental Halachic text, the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 1:5, instructs us to recite it daily. Other giants of Halacha also point to the importance of reciting it daily: The Tur 1; Aruch Hashulchan 1:22; Shulchan Aruch HaRav 1:9.

By so doing, every Jew acknowledges that his/her livelihood comes from only from Hashem. Reciting the Parshat HaMann daily strengthens one's Emuna and Bitachon [belief and trust] in HASHEM, and is a "Segula for Parnassa" [auspicious for having a healthy income].

To read Parshat haMann in Hebrew [with the Aramaic translation of Onkelos], please visit: Tefillos.com

English version here: Ou.org


Why Not To Say Parshas Haman said...

Shulchan Aruch ( O.Ch 1: 23) It is good to say Parshas Ha'mon.
(Levush) So that you will believe , Parnasa is Hashgacha Peratis

The Aruch Hashulchan writes, Our Minhag is not to say it.
There is no mention of Parshas Ha’mon in Shas

The Derisha claims there is a Yerushalmi (Brachos) that speaks
about the Segula of Parshas Ha’mon. The Aruch Hashulchan writes
he couldn’t find this Yerushalmi .

He continues , The reason for not saying Parshas Ha’mon is
is because,
a)The Parsha mentions numerous times the Bnai Yisroels complaints
of not having food.
b)the complaints on the Manna.
c)The Midrash writes Hashem said “I don’t need not your
complaints and not your praises." (on the Manna)

If the sole purpose of saying the Parsha,is only to have the Segulah
Of Parnasah, The Rambam might consider it Kefirah. "They make
The Divrei Torah a Refuas Haguf and it isn’t but a Refuas Hanefesh"

(Hl. Avoda Zarah (Perek 11)

Yankev said...

The main thing is to understand the Divine Providence behind everything. This is not a segula, but an understanding in avodas Hashem. Learn and understand the Hand of Hashem in everything: http://www.sie.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2346817/jewish/Led-By-G-ds-Hand.htm