Shabbat Parashat Naso | 5768
Naso | 4 Sivan 5768 | 6/6/2008
Chazal learn an operative lesson from the juxtaposition of two major elements of the parasha, the laws of the nazir (one who refrains from wine) and those of sota (a promiscuous woman suspected of adultery). “Whoever sees the deterioration of a sota should make an oath to refrain from wine.”
Question: After staying up all night on Shavout, we have someone who slept say the morning berachot on everyone’s behalf. Why is this necessary? What happens if we cannot find anyone?
We continue to discuss the Talmudic opinions on the question of whether a non-Jew has a kinyan (ability to acquire) on Eretz Yisrael in regard to removing the kedusha that enables the obligation of terumot and ma’asrot to take effect.
Case: A man died, leaving his property to his four sons. The will specifies that they would share the estate equally. Because of ambiguous language, different sons, the plaintiff (=pl) and the defendant (=def), disagree as to whether they share a store together or pl received all rights to the store. Def, who was appointed by his father to be the estate’s guardian, sold the store and divided the profits among the brothers. Pl demands to have all of the profits. Def counterclaims that he deserves a salary as guardian and thus demands money from pl.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
Saul (Sh’muel Shalom ben Leib)
and Mildred (Malka bat Yechezkel) Gershon
by their daughter, Mrs. Betsy Kaplan
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by Les & Ethel Sutker of
Max and Mary Sutker
and Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l.
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).