Shabbat Parashat Lech Lecha| 5771
Lech Lecha | 8 Cheshvan 5771 | 10/16/2010
One of the tests that Avraham underwent was the command to move on to a new place. Included in the test is the idea that being on the road and ending up in a new place can be difficult. As Rashi (Bereishit 12:2) tells us, being on the road decreases three things: one’s notoriety, his wealth, and his ability to have children.
May I bake together uncovered chicken and fish (not for a milk meal) in an oven?
In response to Bnei Yisrael’s claim: “Hashem has left me,” Hashem responded: “Would a mother forget ulla (her young child)?” (Yeshaya 49:15). Hashem was in effect saying: “I will certainly not forget the ollot (sacrificial offerings) and firstborn animals that you offered Me in the desert.”
A woman who had lived with an Arab man, converted to Islam, had a son, and later returned to Judaism, appeared before beit din. Her son, (age 11) possesses an identity card that has him listed as Moslem. She claims that soon after her son was born, she stopped living with the Arab man and arranged a normative brit milah for her son. She presented documentation that she underwent before a beit din the conversion-like process of returning to the faith of kabbalat chaveirut....
This edition of Hemdat Yamim
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).