Shabbat Parashat Devarim| 5770
Devarim | 6 Av 5770 | 7/11/2010
This week our practice of national mourning for the destroyed Temples reaches its height, with the observance of Tisha B’Av. Tisha B’Av is a day of mourning, which has many similarities to the mourning of an individual for his deceased relative. To what extent is it like a day of yahrtzeit for a deceased parent?
When I have dirty dishes from the seuda hamafseket (meal before the fast) and from feeding children on Tisha B’Av, may I wash them on Tisha B’Av?
Rav said: a man among men. Shmuel said: an offspring who would anoint two men – Shaul and David … The Rabbis said: an offspring who is “swallowed up” among men. Rav Dimi explained: neither tall nor short, neither dark nor light, neither smart nor dull.
A divorced couple has a six year-old daughter who is living with the now remarried mother. The mother refuses to allow the father to meet the child alone. She also has demanded an increase in child support, which the father refuses to consider until normal visitations are resumed.
This week in the Daf Hayomi we learn the source for the custom of saying various verses of protection before reciting Kriat Shema Al Hamitah (the Kriat Shema said before going to sleep at night). The Gemara (15b) states that Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi, would say several chapters of Tehillim, which deal with Hashem's protection of man, before going to sleep.
Hemdat Yamim of this week is dedicated
Yitzchak Eizik Ben Yehuda Leib a"h,
This week’s Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by
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).