Shabbat Parashat Ki Teitzei| 5770
Ki Teitzei | 11 Elul 5770 | 8/21/2010
Last week we dealt with the wonderful phenomenon of the Jewish People’s reawakening to return to its Land, which was an expression of the Divine desire that our time had come. This week we will take a look at this topic from a perspective that is particularly related to the season. Elul is the month of teshuva (repentance), when Israel is to return to their Father in the Heaven.
A non-regular to our shul, who came without a tallit, was brought a shul tallit. The guest proceeded to check each tzitzit, counting the knots and the individual strands before putting on the tallit. 1) Is it proper to do such an examination on Shabbat? 2) Isn’t this discourteous?
When telling Moshe that He planned to destroy Bnei Yisrael, He offered Moshe: “I shall make you a great nation” (Shemot 32:10). Rav Elazar says: Moshe responded as follows: “If a chair with three legs (Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov) cannot stand, how much more so is this true of a chair with one leg (Moshe).”
couple got divorced after signing a divorce agreement, affirmed by a kinyan sudar, whereby the man (=pl) promised to give the woman (=def) 300 liras a month, linked to the CPI, until the time she will remarry. (This was an unusually generous settlement.) Pl wants to undo the agreement because his financial situation has deteriorated and def’s has improved since the agreement...
This week in the Daf Hayomi we begin learning Masechet Avodah Zarah. The first Mishna states that three days before a holiday of idol worshippers one is not allowed to do business with them. Rashi explains that the reason for the prohibition is that we are concerned that when the idol worshipper celebrates his holiday he will give thanks to his God for the deal he made.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated to the memory of
Yitzchak Eliezer ben
Avraham Mordechai Jacobson
This week’s Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
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).