Shabbat Parashat Miketz | 5768
Miketz | 28 Kislev 5768 | 12/14/2007
This week we read a special haftara for Chanuka taken from the prophecy of Zecharia, beginning with the words, “roni v’simchi.” The obvious connection is that the prophecy includes a vision of a menorah. However, there is a lot more to be learned from the context.
Case: The defendant (=def) is a yishuv which hired the plaintiff (=pl) to take care of the lighting and sound systems for an event for 7,500 shekels. Both systems malfunctioned at the event. There are mutual complaints by the sides as to whose equipment and/or mistakes were the crucial factors that caused the problems. Despite sending an expert witness to evaluate the situation, beit din cannot determine who is to blame for which problem, but there were problems in the information that def provided pl that could result in sound problems. Does def have to pay in full for incomplete results?
[In his work, Perakim B’Machshevet Yisrael, Rav Yisraeli set the foundations for the study of Machshevet Yisrael (Jewish Philosophy) in the Israeli religious high school system.