Shabbat Parashat Tsav| 5766
Tzav | | 01/01/2005
The latter portion of our parasha deals with the seven days of milu’im (inauguration) before the Mishkan’s opening. Moshe commanded Aharon and his sons the following, demanding rule: “From the entrance of the Tent of Meeting you shall not leave for seven days until the day you complete the days of your inauguration… and by the entrance of the Tent of Meeting you shall dwell for seven days, and you shall watch the watch of Hashem, and you shall not die” (Vayikra 8: 33-35).
Last time we explained the importance of a legally valid arbitration agreement and introduced paragraph 4, regarding choice of approach to the ruling, which we will now restate: Possibility 1: Beit din will rule in the matter based on Torah law: according to the strict law or a compromise which is close to the law. If the sides agree, even orally, beit din will be permitted to render a ruling that is based on a full compromise.
The Rambam (Mezuzah 5:3) says that one who adds even one letter to the inside of the mezuzah renders it invalid. This is based on the gemara in Menachot 32b that a mezuzah written “like a letter” is invalid and is referring to a case where the letter is added close to the text, so that it affects its reading. In the next halacha, where the Rambam says that one who adds the names of angels to the inside of the mezuzah nullifies the mitzva,it is talking about things written at a distance from the text.
Question: On Shabbat morning, the ba’al koreh omitted two words near the beginning of Shishi. People initially assumed they had heard wrong, and the matter became clear near the end of Musaf. No decision was made until shul dispersed (the rav was away). At Mincha, we started reading back at Shishi, and the kohen’s aliyah ended at its regular place in the new parasha. Was that correct?
This edition 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).