Shabbat Parashat Tzav | 5769
Tzav | 10 Nisan 5769 | 4/4/2009
Among the topics some rabbanim will discuss at the Shabbat Hagadol derasha is hechsher keilim, to teach how to remove absorbed taste from the walls of year-long utensils should we want to use them for Pesach. Much of the classical discussion of the topic is in regard to the laws of Pesach (see Orach Chayim 451-2).
I run a hotel that has many guests for Pesach. Can we put a box of egg matzot on each table so that those who need them will find them easily or must we be concerned of the very likely possibility that some will, out of ignorance or lack of interest, take these matzot when it is not warranted? Would it be considered lifnei iver (placing a stumbling block before the “‘blind”‘)?
What did [Chizkiya] mean by saying, “I did that which was good in Your eyes”? … Rabbi Levi said: he buried the book of remedies.
The defendant (=def) brought testimony that beit din used to confirm her status of being married (illegally, unregistered) to and later widowed from a certain man in order to note this in her identity card. The plaintiff (=pl) was legally married to the same man and seeks to overturn the ruling regarding def, at least until the witnesses testify again. She argues that testimony that affects her (regarding inheritance) must be done in her presence.
This week in the Daf Hayomi (94b), we learnt that Chazal instituted that, if someone had money stolen or if he borrowed money with interest and already paid the interest, then he should not accept his money in return. The reasoning for this Halacha is that, if we would obligate the thief or lender to pay, then he would refrain from repenting and fixing his ways, because of the large debts that he would owe. The Gemara states that, if the object itself that was stolen is still in the hands of the thief, then it must be returned, but if it no longer exists, then payment should not be accepted from the thief.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated to the memory of
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is
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).