Shabbat Parashat Vayeitzei | 5771
Vayeitzei | 6 Kislev 5771 | 11/13/2010
Yaakov had two introductions to life before arriving at Lavan’s home: 14 years studying in the yeshiva of Shem and Ever and the dream of the ladder. These two “foods for the road” enabled him to eventually return home in peace and prosperity. Although Yaakov was already promised the blessings of material success, he did not want to rely on his preparedness for the task.
Ask the Rabbi: Should a mezzuza be affixed on the door of a restaurant run by non-Jews but owned by a Jew.If a Jew owns a restaurant that is run by non-Jews (the Jewish owner walks in only occasionally) and is in a non-Jewish area, must he affix mezuzot to its doorposts?
[The previous gemara had said that wisdom and the Beit Hamikdash are special because they appear in Tanach in between two Names of Hashem.] If that is so, then nekama (revenge) is great because it is found in between two Names of Hashem, as the pasuk says: “A G-d of revenges is Hashem, the G-d of revenges appeared” (Tehillim 94:1)...
Reuven awaited a refrigerator delivery, which could only be done through Shimon’s balcony. Shimon objected, without providing a good reason, unless Reuven pays him. Can Shimon be forced to do the favor for free?
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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).