Rabbi Pinto Answers Your Questions

The confinement imposed on citizens around the world has not prevented Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto from communicating with his followers, be it through social networks where his accounts are followed by hundreds of thousands of fans, such as Instagram or Facebook, or through certain applications such as “Telegram”, through which he receives many questions and answers them in great detail.

Question of the day:

Date: 24.03.2020

Subject: chalom Bayit, peace in the home.

I made techouva, I try to educate my children properly according to the Torah, but my husband doesn’t follow. He has a kippa on his head but he doesn’t do much, he doesn’t study the Torah, he spends his time watching football matches. What can I do?

RAV’s answer:

First of all your husband has a kippa, it proves that he has the respect of HM.

The guemara explains that the mother of an amora had been told that she had to be very careful that her son always wears a kippa.

All the amoraim mentioned in the gemara were of such a spiritual level that through their prayer they all had the power to raise the dead.

Well one day this Amora, as his kippa had just fallen and in spite of his great spiritual strength, was captured by a great yester hara climbing on a fig tree to steal some fruit.

This is to show you the importance of wearing the kippa.

Secondly, your husband will eventually understand that spending his time watching football is not good for him, and he will stop.

A wife’s prayer has the power to bring her husband closer to HM.

The husband and wife are partners and they can lift each other up spiritually.

Nothing can be achieved by force or argument, it is necessary to use soft language.

There is a great halakhic question:

if someone has given tzedaka lechem shamaym to a student in Torah so that he may study without concern for parnassa, but in the end that student fails to fulfill his part of the agreement and does not study.

Will the donor receive a reward from HM? Hida says that because the donor has made his gift from a pure heart then it will influence the student in Torah to study Torah properly, lechem shamaïm.

The man and the woman are like a sefer Torah: the man represents the letters of the sefer Torah and the woman represents the scroll. They are associated.

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