Don’t Count Your Money

Many years ago, when I was a bachur in Rav Twersky’s shiur, he once surprised us with an unexpected comment. “One day, you will all be married and have a family,” Rav Twersky said to us, “and part of that is financial responsibilities and dealing with money. I want to teach you something that I hope will help you. Never count the money in your wallet! It’s baduk u’menuseh (tried and true)!”

(Rabbi Eliezer Niehaus. Ed. Comment: See Bava Metzia 42a that “bracha only comes to that which is hidden from the eye”)