Shabbat Parashat Haazinu/ Yom Kippur| 5771
Ha'azinu | 3 Tishrei 5771 | 9/11/2010
A major part of the song of Ha’azinu is dedicated to prophecy on the future history of the Israelite nation. One of the p’sukim reads as follows: “When Hashem will judge His nation and spare His servants, for He will see that there is no strength left in the hand and nothing is able to survive” (Devarim 32:36). (This pasuk has many translations, but that is certainly the basic gist.)
How does the potential for nourishing oneself intravenously affect the laws of eating on Yom Kippur? May one who has trouble fasting have an intravenous drip? Should someone who needs to eat use intravenous instead?
Rabbi Simla’i expounded: One should always arrange his praises of Hashem and then pray. [This is learned from the formulation of Moshe’s prayer that begins Parashat Vaetchanan.]
A family (=pl) lives in a predominantly Religious Zionist town, which (at the time) had only State Religious (Mamlachti Dati) schools that were mixed (boys and girls) until third grade. Pl wanted a separate school for its young daughter and so sent her to a school in a nearby city. Pl wants to be reimbursed for the travel expenses and for the portion of the tuition that is usually covered by the municipality (=def), which pl is now paying to the other city...
This week in the Daf Hayomi, one of the issues the Gemara deals with is the prohibition of yichud. The basic prohibition of yichud is for one man to remain alone with one woman. The Gemara (25a-b) quotes the Mishna in Kiddushin (80b), which states that yichud is prohibited also in a case of one man with two women, but one woman with two men are permitted to be alone.
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).