Bitachon and Hishtadlus

Shiur #41 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Mishlei verse 3:5. Brisker Rov on the appropriate reward for bitachon, and the Kotzker Rebbe on the punishment of the nachash. The botayach is rewarded with a greater need for Hashem, and the opportunity for strengthening his bond with Hashem. The Chazon Ish on Chazal’s critique of Yosef for a lack of bitachon. Hishtadlus for shidduchim and for parnassah. Contrasting statements of the Rambam regarding relying on Hashem versus working for sustenance. Insights into the verse of “ratzon yeray-av ya’aseh…”

Citations: Besides the commentaries related to Mishlei, the following sources are also referenced in this shiur: Rambam Hilchos Talmud Torah 3:9,10, found in the source packets on page 2, and Rambam Hilchos Shemittah vi-Yovel 13:13, found in the source packets on page 2, and Mishlei Yaakov – Parshas Yisro, found in the source packets on pages 2-3, and Chiddushei haGriz, siman 186, found in the source packets on pages 3-4.

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