Shabbat Parashat Beha'alotcha| 5763
Beha'alotcha | | 1/13/2004
There is a Yiddish expression to the effect that if one asks a question of Kashrut, it [the food] is trefah. Unlike most Yiddish expression, this one is neither rational nor accurate. Why bother to ask if the answer is presumably known? Moreover, for over 1500 years Jews have asked something like 350,000 questions that have been recorded in our Responsa (She'eilot u'Teshuvot) literature.
We have seen that a neighbor (matzran) of a recently sold field can remove its buyer if he is willing to pay its price. How can a buyer avoid this very unpleasant circumstance?
Rav O. Yosef (Yabia Omer IV, YD 20) shlita brings several reasons for permitting erasing Hashem’s name from a cassette tape. One can take issue with some of the claims. He quotes Even Y’kara who allows entering a bathroom with a microfilm copy of Tanach. The rationale is that writing which is so small that it cannot be read by the naked eye is not considered writing, with all its halachic ramifications.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is
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).