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PARSHAS BESHALACH -

"And one man said to his brother 'mann hu?' ('what is it?' - or, alternatively 'it is manna'), for they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, 'It is the bread that the L-RD gave you to eat'." - " - -- , -; , , , ' ." (Exodus 16:15)

One could say that this hints to the general rule, that just as it was indicated with the manna, so is it with every Jew's livelihood. "And one man said to his brother" means that there must be love and brotherhood as it was with the manna, for one must always know that he cannot touch that which is designated for his fellow. Furthermore, "'man hu? for they did not know what it was", also teaches the general rule concerning earning a livelihood, that a person must know with complete trust that G-d will provide for him his livelihood, and he will not know what reason there was for it coming to him. This is the meaning of "for they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, 'It is the bread that the L-RD gave you to eat'." for the bread that the L-RD gave you, in order that you should know that this was needed in it these two things: that each one should love his fellow, and that he should know that he does not take anything at all from him, and also that he does not know the reason it is coming to him.

(Divrei Binah - Parshas Beshalach p. 67)

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