Shabbat Parashat Naso| 5764
Naso | | 1/8/2003
There is a well-known machloket (difference of opinion) as to the reason for the nazir’s korban upon completing his period of abstinence from wine, etc. (see Nazir 19a). One approach is that he needs atonement for his decision to halt the practices, whichgave him extra holiness during the period of nezirut. If this approach is correct, then we are in effect saying that the ideal state, which one should strive for, is that of being a nazir.
Case: A husband was sentenced to fourteen years in jail for a series of serious sexual crimes. After continued attempts in vain to convince him to give a get to his wife, the wife now requests of beit din that they should coerce him to give one.
Rav Yisraeli was asked by the Rabbinate of Milan, Italy whether it is permissible to exhume a body under the following circumstances. A year ago, a man buried his wife in a plot of land belonging to her family. It turns out that there is no room for the husband to be buried there (after 120). May the husband buy a different plot of land for himself and his wife and transfer her grave to it?
Question: Usually a man gives his fiancée a nice, expensive engagement ring well before their wedding. I understand that it has no religious significance. The wedding band is religiously required to be standardized (gold, no stones, etc.). Religiously, is there any problem with giving the eventual wedding band as an engagement ring and using it as a wedding band in the ceremony and waiting until after the wedding to buy the nicer, more expensive ring with stones?
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A weekly divrei Torah leaflet: A Glimpse at the Parasha, Ask the Rabbi, From the writings of Harav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, zt”l, Pninat Mishpat (Jewish Monetary Law).