Congregation P’nai Tikvah – 19 Sivan 5776  – June 25, 2016

Back in the old days, there was a Jewish family living in the Carpathian Mountains. They had a small farm where they grew crops and kept a cow, two goats and a few chickens.

The family had a decent life, but their farm house was very small, and when they started having children, they wanted a bigger house, but they could never figure out how to raise the money to pay for it. One day the wife said to her husband, “Go ask the Rabbi.”

The husband said, “You know, I love our Rabbi. But the Rabbi isn’t going to know how to solve this. Better I should go into town and ask a financial planner.”

“Look!” said his wife, “The Rabbi knows the Torah. The sages say that everything is in the Torah. Turn it and turn it and everything is in it!”

“Everything but financial planning,” said the husband, “but I’ll tell you what. I’ll do it for you. I’ll go and ask the Rabbi and we’ll see what he says.”

The Rabbi listened to the man’s story and immediately knew what to do. Read More…