Shabbat Parashat Ha'azinu-Succot | 5769
Succot | 12 Tishri 5769 | 10/10/2008
It is not too hard to find a connection between our parasha and the upcoming holiday of Sukkot. “He found it (the Israelite nation) in a land of desert and in desolation, a howling wilderness; He surrounded it, He gave it wisdom, He protected it like the pupil of an eye. As an eagle wakes its nest, hovering over its young, it spreads its wings and takes it and carries it on its pinions” (Devarim 32:10-11).
If a person is in a place where arba minim (lulav, etrog, etc.) are unavailable, can he fulfill his mitzva by asking someone to be his shaliach (agent) to hold the arba minim?
We last saw Rav Kook’s urging for Torah scholars to apply their energies to the study of aggada (homiletics and philosophy) as they do to halacha.
A couple were married in Israel, but now the husband (=def) lives abroad and rarely returns. The wife (=pl) lives in Israel and wants her claim for divorce and related issues to be heard in an Israeli beit din. Def wants the matter adjudicated in his area.
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).