Shabbat Parashat Vayeilech | 5769
Vayeilech | 5 Tishri 5769 | 10/4/2008
The statement of Chazal that is featured in our title is one sign of the appropriateness of reciting Tehillim 27 (L’David), from which those words are taken, during the High Holiday season. In this article, we want to present textual signs of connections between the season and the mizmor (psalm).
If it will be difficult to get to Birkat Kohanim (duchening) of Neilah on time, is it better to rush the davening or should we just not do it under these circumstances?
The section of the Torah that discusses seeking answers for unknown questions (Devarim 17:8) mentions two Torah authorities: “You shall come to the Kohanim-Leviim and to the judge who will be at that time.” There are two ways to come to answers about specific issues.
A case was heard over a long period of time. As the hearings were coming to a close, beit din instructed the sides to present a written summary of their claims. Unexpectedly, one of the litigants presented a request to disqualify the av beit din from dealing on the matter of wills because in the past, the dayan had served as a guest of honor at the dinner of the other litigant (a charity organization) and donated to them.
Hemdat Yamim of this week
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfel
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by Les & Ethel Sutker of
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).