Friday, July 14, 2017

Chizuk from Parshas Pinchas

Chizuk from the Parsha: 

These are the children of Binyomin according to their families, according to their countings, forty-five thousand and six hundred.’ (Bamidbar 26:41)

 These are the children of Don according to their families… sixty-four thousand and four hundred.’ (Bamidbar 26:42-43) 

Says the Chofetz Chaim (HaRav Yisroel Meir HaKohen Kagan zt”l): Here the Torah reveals to us that there is no wisdom and no advice opposite Hashem.  To Binyomin there were ten sons… and to Don -- only one son, Chushim son of Don, and this one son was deaf…  

And from this there is to learn, that whomever Hashem desires in him, He is able to make him successful from one son more than one who has ten sons… (From Chofetz Chaim Al HaTorah). (Not to say, of course, that Hashem did not desire in Binyomin).

 Adds HaRav Avraham Yaakov Pam zt”l: In life, one can never predict how things will eventually turn out.  At times, the accomplishments of a ben yachid (an only child) can be more than that of ten children.  Even in a large family, the ben zekunim’l (the youngest child born to older parents) can be the one who eventually brings his parents the most joy and nachas.   

One cannot give up on a person, no matter what the handicap or disability.Continues Rav Pam zt”l: It often happens that the one who is considered “least likely to succeed,” is the one who produces the greatest achievements.  Hashem has endowed every human soul with immense treasures.  Parents of handicapped children should take inspiration and chizuk from the accomplishments of Chushim, and realize that they, too, can see great nachas from their offspring. (From The Pleasant Way). 

A Gut Shabbos to all!

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