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May 31, 2016

Part 5 of 7-part series on the Torah's outlook on money. 'Someone who loves money will never be satiated with money,' says Shlomo HaMelech (King Solomon) in Koheles. Why is this so? The Rav explores a Gemara in Taanis and we come out with a tangible secret to achieving financial success.

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May 24, 2016

Part 4 of 7-part series on the Torah's outlook on money. Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot.’ Does this not kill the drives and ambitions within us? By looking into Rabbi Wolbe’s Alei Shur and with the help of Rabeinu Yona’s commentary on the Mishna, a startling insight into the makeup of our inner drives begins to emerge.

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May 17, 2016

Part 3 of 7-part series on the Torah's outlook on money. The Maharal has an exposition on King Solomon’s words from Mishlei (Proverbs): ‘Do not exhaust yourself to become rich.’ What exactly does this mean, and what are the practical implications for one’s own life?

May 10, 2016

Part 2 of 7-part series on the Torah's outlook on money. In Part 2 we look into a perplexing piece from the Mesillas Yesharim (Path of the Just) based on Gemara Chagigah that says ‘A person’s soul desires and yearns for stealing and sexual immorality.’

The Rav relates a frightening personal experience, and unpacks a question once asked to his boss: ‘What drives you to make money?’ In the answer, we discover a scary human reality.

May 3, 2016

Part 1 of 7-part series on the Torah's outlook on money. With this introduction we begin by asking a simple question: Does G-d value being wealthy?

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