Shabbat Parashat Va'eira| 5768
Va'eira | 27 Tevet 5768 | 1/5/2008
The fifth of the promises to the soon to be liberated nation that our parasha begins with was the promise to be brought to the Land that Hashem would give them as a morasha (inheritance) (Shemot 6:8). Commentators are sensitive to the relatively uncommon use of the word morasha, especially when it is used with the verb “to give.” After all, giving applies to a present that one consciously gives to one he chooses. In contrast the halacha is that inheritance goes automatically to he who is in line for it.
Sometimes I have seen ba’alei k’ri’ah who, when they make a mistake in a pasuk in which Hashem’s Name is mentioned, repeat the whole pasuk. Can you tell me whether the practice is necessary and how it is done, as I have noticed a lack of consistency?
The Approaches of Chasidut, Hitnagdut, and the Mussar Movement – part V (from Perakim B’Machshevet Yisrael, pp. 515-531) Hitnagdut (Opposition [to Chasidism]) II [In our first installment on Hitnagdut, we saw that while most of the concepts of Chasidut were acceptable to Mitnagdim, the extreme to which some Chasidim took these concepts, such as the perfection of the tzaddik, the absolute necessity for elaborate preparations, and that everything serves as a manifestation of Hashem’s presence, were likely to be abused or come at the expense of normative practice.]
An Abrupt End to a Rental (based on Halacha Psuka, vol. 37 - condensation of a p’sak by Beit Din Gazit, Beit Shemesh) Case:The plaintiff (=pl) rented an apartment to the defendant (=def). During the first year, there was a clear rental contract. For the second year, it was originally orally agreed that the rental would end in August, and this was later extended until October, with the possibility of extending it past then.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by Les & Ethel Sutker of
Max and Mary Sutker
and Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l.
May their memory be a blessing.
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).