Heaven-Sent Bread

We learn an important new word in Hebrew today - hishtadlus, or effort. The age-old question that each of us has is how much hishtadlus must one do in making a living? What's the relationship between hishtadlus and bitachon, between effort and trust in Hashem? Our sages teach that the material we incorporate in today's lesson is a major income-enhancer.


Who is Amalek?

The Torah commands and reminds us to "blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven" (Deuteronomy 25:19). Who is Amalek, Esau's great grandson in every generation, and how do we recognize him? In the time of Mordechai and Esther, Amalek's name was Haman. He's still entrenched in our midst today. Let's see how to rid ourselves of him. Blessings for a meaningful Shabbos Zchor.