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The Lap of Luxury

Should we be striving to live the high life?

Published: July 24, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 27

(25) Devorah, August 9, 2011 1:28 AM

"i can afford it" isn't the only qualification...

my rebbetzin always says that just because you can afford something doesn't mean you should buy it. every purchase we make should be tied to a spiritual goal (l'kavod tzniut, l'kavod shabbos, l'kavod yom tov, etc.) . that way the physical becomes more than just physical, it becomes spiritual.

(24) Joanne, July 31, 2011 5:03 AM

Who is rich? He who is content with his lot.

The biggest problem with advertising is that it leads people to want what they don't need and cannot afford. That is exactly how the housing bubble occurred -- people were allowed to purchase homes they could not afford because "they deserved" them. Impoverished youth wear $150 sneakers and kill each other for leather jackets. By this cosmetic product because "we're worth it". As if self-esteem can be purchased with high-end products. Well. many Americans have seen the light, and are saving more and spending less. Too bad it's bad for business.

(23) Willy, July 30, 2011 1:33 PM

rich life

greetings Rabbi Salomon I agree with you and I believe that this type of think should be avoided. Just because you have the money doesn't mean you should follow this. If you use your money like this what happens if something come up and you need your money to solve the problem and you don't have it because you used it getting the finer things in life. It is better to 1. give to G-D his portion. 2 give to G-D his portion to help those in need. 3 take care of your needs. 4 put some away for an rainy day. everyone has these

(22) In the name of a Gadol, July 29, 2011 3:08 AM

I heard in the name of a certain Gadol that "the luxries we have today enslave our children tommorrow". Think about the depth behind that one.

(21) devorah, July 29, 2011 12:11 AM

the best

keep in mind the best is not always the most expensive

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