Shabbat Parashat KI TEITZEI | 5768
Ki Teitzei | 13 Elul 5768 | 9/13/2008
After hanging those executed by beit din, the Torah requires that the executed be promptly removed and buried (Devarim 21:22-23). The Torah explains: “… for the curse of Hashem is being hung, and you shall not defile the Land…” These p’sukim are a source of the obligation to respect our fellow human as one created in Hashem’s image.
Question: I read in your book, Living the Halachic Process, that one is not obligated to spend his own money to do mitzvot bein adam l’chavero (interpersonal). Does it follow that one doesn’t have to spend money on hachnasat orchim (hosting) or that one can use his tzedaka money on it?
The Purpose of an Effective Tefilla - from the Writings of Harav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, z.t.l1. Stability of the Community (based on Berachot 1:49) Gemara: How do we know that Hashem is found in batei knesset? It is written: “Hashem is set in the congregation of Hashem” (Tehillim 82:1). Ein Ayah: The power of the masses is very great; therefore, we were warned not to separate ourselves from the community. The masses’s collective power is not subject to change once it is set on a good path, as change is a phenomenon of individuals. The collective does not diverge from an existing situation of allegiance to Hashem, as the pasuk says: “The spirit that is upon you… will not move from your mouth and your offspring’s mouth from now and forever.”
According to Israeli law, parents do not have any ownership rights in the monetary assets that their children receive even when they are under the age of 18 and are under their parents’ auspices. We will now look at what halacha has to say about the matter from a fundamental perspective, without factoring in the effect of the concepts of the law of the land and local practice. We will have to keep in mind that there are distinctions in halacha in this regard depending on the child’s source of receiving the money.
Hemdat Yamim of this week
Yitzchak Eliezer ben Avraham Mordechai Jacobson
as well as
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by Les & Ethel Sutker of
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).