Shabbat Parashat Emor | 5769
Emor | 15 Iyar 5769 | 5/9/2009
The two long sections of Parashat Emor deal with the laws of the kohanim and those of the moadim (Jewish holidays). In between, there is a short section that mentions three mitzvot: not bringing a newborn animal as a korban; not slaughtering a mother and child animal in one day; and eating a korban toda on the day it was brought. Then the Torah gives general instructions not to defame His Name and to sanctify Hashem’s Name, for He took us out of Egypt to be our G-d (Vayikra 22: 27-33).
I like to cook foods inside cooking bags in my fleishig crock pot. May I cook pareve food in water in the crock pot or perhaps even when fleishig food is cooking in the crock pot and still consider the food pareve?
“He passes by us regularly (tamid)” (Melachim II, 4:9). Rabbi Yossi, the son of Rabbi Chanina, said in the name of Rabbi Elazar, the son of Yaakov: Whoever hosts a talmid chacham (Torah scholar) in his home and brings him benefit from his property is considered by the Torah as one who sacrificed a korban tamid (a daily offering).
The plaintiff (=pl) planted an orchard near his house, allegedly with the permission of his yishuv’s secretariat. Some time later, development began on the land for a new neighborhood. Workers have already covered some saplings and damaged a fence.
This week in the Daf Yomi, the Gemara (12b) deals with the Mishna from the end of Baba Batra (167b) that states that "one may write a shtar (banknote) for the borrower without the presence of the lender." The fundamental principle behind this ruling is that it is possible to make one sided monetary actions, as long as it doesn't affect anyone else negatively.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated to the memory of
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by
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).