Shabbat Parashat Pinchas| 5770
Pinchas | 21 Tamuz 5770 | 7/3/2010
Our parasha begins with a description of the reward Pinchas received for his zealotry. It is important to internalize Pinchas’ uniqueness and realize that the special covenant of peace that he received and the ten miracles that helped him were given specifically to a person of his rare qualities.
We are increasingly being exposed to movement sensors, related to security systems, internal and external light systems and the like. Is it permitted to pass by such sensors on Shabbat when one knows that his motion will be detected?
“Only her [Chana’s] lips were moving” (Shmuel I, 1:13) – from here we see that one who prays should form the words on his lips. “… and her voice was not to be heard” (ibid.) – from here we see that one who prays should not have his voice heard while praying.
A wife stated that she cannot stand to remain together with her husband and gave strong reasons to support this. She told the regional beit din that she agrees to be categorized as a moredet (a wife who denies her husband conjugal rights) and thereby lose rights to payment of her ketuba in return for a get. The husband now is appealing beit din’s obligating him to give a get.
This week in the Daf Hayomi we begin learning Masechet Shevuot. One of the issues dealt with in the Mishna at the beginning of the Masechet is the additional sacrifices offered on Rosh Chodesh and the holidays. As part of the Mussaf, the additional sacrifices offered on special days, a Korban Chatat is offered to atone for Am Yisrael.
In memory of
The Rishon Letzion
Rav Mordechai Eliyahu ztvk”l
This week’s Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by
Dedicated in memory of
Harav David and Bina
on the occasion of her yahrzeit, 24 Tammuz
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).