Shabbat Parashat Tetzaveh 5773
Tetzaveh | 13 Adar 5773 | 2/23/2013
One of our loyal readers asked us to explain the word dat, which comes several times in Megillat Esther, and we are happy to oblige. Our main focus will be on the word as it appears in the sefarim of Tanach that correspond to the Persian Empire period (Esther, Daniel, Ezra), although the word also comes up prominently in the beginning of V’zot Haberacha.
I will be having out-of-town guests for sheva berachot in Jerusalem on the Shabbat before Purim, who will be need to hear Megillat Esther right after Shabbat. Can I arrange a Megilla reading for them in Jerusalem to save them from having to search for late readings at home? If so, is there anything special I need to know?
Bar Kappara would sell ideas for dinar coins.
The plaintiff (=pl) wanted to invest in a vacation site and turned to the defendant (=def), who had a petting farm, to help him develop it. They agreed to be equal partners in profits, but pl was to make the initial investment, which def estimated at 40,000 shekels; def provided mainly expertise and worked to get it operating. There was an unsigned draft agreement, which stated that pl’s investment would be paid back from profits. Pl’s son added in: “even if there are no profits” i.e., def will still have to reimburse pl for his investment. Due to greater than expected expenses, pl ended up investing 80,000 shekels, and the site never ended up operating, as pl decided to stop investing so much above the estimate. Pl demands that def return a portion of the lost investment. Def claims that considering his very weak financial situation, it was clear to pl that def could not commit to pay money out of pocket. Def has complaints against pl for not seeing the project through, thereby causing def’s great investment of time and effort to go to waste.
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