The Balancing Act of Bitachon and Hishtadlut

balancing act of bitachon and hishtadlut

Parashat Beshalach 5772

It doesn’t matter where you look, there are contradictions.

For just one example, let’s look at an event recorded in Shmuel I Chapter 16.

Shaul is king, but he has not fulfilled his potential. God tells Shmuel to go to Bethlehem where he will anoint a new king.

We would expect Shmuel to say something like, “Great idea! I’m on it today.”


Stand Still or Move?

waves at sunset

Parashat Beshalach 5772

There’s a saying: When in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

There is nothing worse than not knowing what to do. How do you decide what to do when every action seems to have negative consequences?

This week I want to explore how the Jewish People dealt with such a situation.