Shabbat Parashat Emor| 5771
Emor | 3 Iyar 5771 | 5/7/2011
Much of Parashat Emor deals with mitzvot for Kohanim, including that a kohen who has a serious physical blemish must not do sacrificial service (Vayikra 21:16-24). While the section logically begins with the instruction for Moshe to tell Aharon, it surprisingly ends by recording that Moshe told “Aharon, his sons, and all of Bnei Yisrael.” How did this mitzva apply to the latter, and why is there a stress on “all”?
It has happened that religious Jews have been tried and/or sent to jail for criminal activity in America. Some rabbis have called on the broad Jewish community to pray for them or petition authorities for their release. Is this a traditional Jewish approach?
There are six things that are negative for a talmid chacham to do: … he should not go out alone at night …because of suspicion [he is going to an illicit meeting]. This was said only when he does not have a set time to learn [at night], but if he has a set time, people will say he is going to his set learning.
The plaintiff (=pl) bought a car from the defendant (=def) for 50,000 shekels. Three years later he sold the car to a third person, who made the sale conditional on the truth of the claim that the car had been owned only by private individuals, not businesses (which lowers the price 10-15%), as def had told pl. Later, the buyer ascertained that the car had been owned by a business, and he forced pl to return 3,000 shekels to him. Def now admits that the car had been owned by a business, and pl demands to be compensated the 3,000 shekels he paid.
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