Shabbat Parashat Chukat | 5768
Chukat | 2 Tammuz 5768 | 7/5/2008
When comparing this generation’s leaders with great historical leaders like Moshe, Aharon, and Shmuel, about whom we have learned in the latest parshiyot and haftarot, we cannot but long for such outstanding leadership. However, when taking a look at the p’sukim, we see that despite their greatness, leaders of old were not always appreciated. In fact, they even suffered violent rebellions.
I am a single kohen living in Israel. I, therefore, wear my tallit only for nesi’at kapayim (duchening). When I put on my tzitzit in the morning, should I make a beracha, or should the beracha on the tallit cover the tzitzit?
We will now examine the p’sak halacha on the question whether there is kinyan (acquisition) for a non-Jew to remove the kedusha of the Land in regard to mitzvot.
Vol. 45 of Halacha Psuka is dedicated to looking back at the past year, both regarding joint action and decisions of the cooperative batei din (Mishpat V’Halacha B’Yisrael, the Gazit network, and Mishp’tei Eretz) and in summarizing some fundamental principles found in the piskei din that were presented.
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).