A numer of weeks ago I was very interested in helping a relative with a job search and found a segulah for parnassa over here. I took upon myself to recite six perakim of Tehillim for 40 days in the hope that my relative would be extended a job offer. I am happy to report that he has received an offer!!! There were a few firms where he interviewed and I prayed to Hashem that he should get the job he wants. But, immediately, I had a change of mind and prayed that he should get what Hashem wants him to have..
Kikar Hashabat has an article in Hebrew about different segulot at Chanukah. Click here to read.
The following are two Torah thoughts taken from The Jewish Eye provided by Revach.net.
Yosef was thrown in to the pit. "VihaBor Rayk Ain Bo Mayim" - "The pit was empty
there was no water inside. Rashi asks, if the pit was empty, obviously there
wasn't any water inside! Why is it necessary to say," Ain Bo Mayim"? Rashi
answers, "Mayim Ayn Bo Aval Nichashim ViAkrabim Yesh Bo" - "There wasn't water
in the pit, but there were snakes and scorpions."
The Baalei Mussar
explain this Chazal concerning Torah. The Gemara in Taanis says that Torah is
compared to water. The pasuk is saying, "VihaBor Rayk Ain Bo Mayim" - if a
person is empty without Torah (Mayim), "Nichashim ViAkrabim Yesh Bo" - you can
be sure that he is filled with snakes and scorpions - Bad Middos and other
Aveiros. A person can not say , "I can still be a good Jew without learning
VaYimtzaayhu Ish Vihinay Soeh BaSadeh" - "A man found Yosef and he was
blundering in the field". Rashi tells us that this "man" was. Malach Gavriel. If
you take a look in Parshas VaYishlach the pasuk says, "Vayaovek Ish Imo Ad Alos
HaShachar". There Rashi says that the "Ish" was "Saro Shel Esav" - Esav's
Malach. How did Rashi know to diffrentiate between the 2 words "Ish"?
once heard a pshat, if you look in Parshas VaYishlach the pasuk says that this
Ish was fighting with Yaakov ("Vayaovek Ish Imo") - that was the Middah of Esav
(Yadayim Yiday Esav) - therefore Rashi says that it was Esav's Malach. However,
in Parshas VaYeishev, this Ish asked Yaakov, "Mah Tivakesh" - you look lost,
what are you looking for? This was a Malach that was concerned about the welfare
of another person. This had to be Malach Gavriel!