Shabbat Parashat Acharei Mot Kedoshim| 5770
Acharei Mot | 10 Iyar 5770 | 4/24/2010
Our parshiyot begin with yet another mention of the tragic death of two of Aharon’s sons, Nadav and Avihu. These were deaths that are hard to understand at that glorious time despite the explanations of what they did wrong.
I found a credit note of an (Israeli) supermarket in that supermarket. May I use it?
When Rabbi Eliezer became ill, his students entered to visit him. They said to him: “Our master: teach us the ways of life through which we will merit the world to come.” He said to them: “Be careful with your friends’ honor; when you pray, know before Whom you are standing; keep your sons away from higayon (approximately, philosophy) and seat them amongst Torah scholars. Because of these things, you will merit the world to come.”
A kibbutz member (=def) served as a teacher at the kibbutz (=pl). Over the years, money was taken from her salary, as required in Israel, for an enrichment program fund, whose main intention is to pay for extra classes teachers may take. After many years, def redeemed the fund, thereby receiving 42,000 shekels, without informing pl. Pl demands that the money be transferred to it, as all kibbutz members must pass on their earnings to the kibbutz. Def claims that enrichment funds are different because they are a way to improve its holder as a teacher, not to improve his or her financial situation.
This week in the Daf Hayomi, the Gemara deals with the laws of a mesit, one who tries to allure people to worship idolatry. One unique Halacha regarding a mesit, is that, once a mesit is identified, a trap is set up so that there will be witnesses against him. The Gemara (67a) states that witnesses are set up in such a fashion that they will be able to see and hear the mesit, without him seeing them.
This week’s Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
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).