Shabbat Parashat Acharei Mot| 5765
Acharei Mot | | 1/2/2004
We saw last week that a drop in one’s spiritual level causes a spiritual danger even in regard to one who remains on a high level. This week’s Torah reading teaches us a lesson that goes a step further.
Case: The regional court ruled on the demand for compensation of an employee who was fired. In a ruling they characterized as a p’shara (compromise), the beit din required payment for some of the demands but not on others. The employer appealed certain elements of the ruling to the Supreme Rabbinical Court. The employee responded that it is not possible to appeal a matter that was decided by arbitration.
Reishit tz’michat geulatenu- thebeginning of the blossoming of our redemption.” This is the phrase coined by the rabbis and wise men of Yerushalayim, headed by Harav Tzvi Pesach Frank z.t.l. to describe our historical period. This was done in a proclamation they publicized on 15 Shevat 5709 (Jan. ’49), within the first year of the establishment of the State. During those great days, the whole community was under the influence of the revelation of a Divine act of good will, expressed by the broad spectrum of the community by that phrase.
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).