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Friday, February 04, 2011

Rav Aviner on a Segula to Reverse Debt

Hat Tip: Another fantastic reader

Rav Aviner answers a question on a potential segula with a much more Jewish approach!

Q: Our debt continues to grow. Is there a Segula to reverse this trend?

A: Certainly. You should spend less than you bring in and not rely on the miracle of overcoming the rules of mathematics. The Tur wrote that one should limit his expenses. And the Mishnah Berurah wrote that this is a harsh criticism against those who are enticed to spend money on luxuries without seeing the consequences, which will lead to theft and disgrace in the end. Biur Halachah chap. 529. One should plan well.

My type of Rabbi! Also see Rav Aviner on "Cake and Punch" Weddings.

9 comments:

Garnel Ironheart said...

Sounds like apikorsus to me!

use you noodle man said...

He is famous for straight thinking. Some others I recall:

Q: My wife gets angry at me for forgetign things. Is there a segulah to remember?
A: Yes. Carry a pen and note pad.

Q: Is there a segulah to get married?
A: In general, there are three great segulahs: Teshuvah, tefilah and tzedoka.

Jewish tallit said...

Great advice for everyone across the globe!

Mike S. said...

And some people say segolos don't work.

Shoshana Z. said...

I love it!

Zach Kessin said...

I have one that will work quite well, it has a few parts:

1) Open up your wallet and take out all your credit cards.
2) Take a pair of scissors, cut a credit card in half
3) Repeat #2 until no more credit cards are left

OH and stop borrowing money

JS said...

"You should spend less than you bring in and not rely on the miracle of overcoming the rules of mathematics."

Very funny. Seriously, Rabbi - is there is a segulah to get out of debt or not?

Ariella said...

Love it! But I'm not surprised from what I've seen of his tshuvos. will link.

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