Shabbat Parashat Eikev | 5768
Eikev | 22 Av 5768 | 23/08/2008
In the course of his long speech, Moshe urged all generations to contemplate Hashem’s mercy upon His nation through such miracles as the splitting of the sea. The pasuk says: “… which He did to the army of Egypt, to the horses and chariots, over whom He swept the waters of Yam Suf when they were chasing after you, and Hashem destroyed them until this day” (Devarim 11:4).
I have noticed recently that when there are more than one chiyuv (mourner or yahrtzeit), a second minyan forms in a side room. Is this desirable/proper?
If a person sees yisurin (torment) coming upon him, he should search his actions… If he searches and does not find, he should attribute it to bitul Torah… If he tried to attribute it to bitul Torah and did not find, it is known that it is yisurin of love.
The gemara (Kiddushin 17a) deals with the matter of an eved ivri (Jewish servant who serves for six years) who was sick for a significant period. Does he have to make up the time he missed or does the time missed count toward the six years?
Hemdat Yamim of this week
is dedicated in memory of
Yitzchak Eizik Ben Yehuda Leib a"h,
whose Yahrtzeit is the 29th of Av
as well as
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by Les & Ethel Sutker of Chicago, Illinois in loving memory of
Max and Mary Sutker and Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l.
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).