Shabbat Parashat Beha'alotcha | 5768
Beha'alotcha | 11 Sivan 5768 | 6/14/2008
After discussing in detail Bnei Yisrael’s encampment during their stay in the desert and the erection and inauguration of the Mishkan in previous parshiyot, a small section of our parasha describes an important phenomenon in this regard.
Question: I am selling my car. A friend connected me with Reuven, who expressed serious interest in buying at the price I quoted without seeing it. However, the completed sale depended on a few things. I have to find another car; he has to see the car and have it tested. The expectation was that these things would work out. In the meantime, a good friend, to whom I not only prefer to sell, but who also offered me more money, wants it. Am I obligated to sell the car to Reuven?
In explaining last time the different limitations on the extent of the sale of land in Eretz Yisrael to a non-Jew, we saw that some learn from the pasuk in question that it does not remove the obligation of ma’asrot (ein kinyan).
Case: A man appointed, before dying, his adult daughters (the defendants = def) to be guardians for his son, the inheritor. His wife (the plaintiff = pl) was to control his seforim store and care for the child for two years. After two years, she demanded support as a widow from def. Def claim that since the son is now 14 years old, they are no longer guardians and do not have to respond.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
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).