Shabbat Parashat Eikev| 5763
Eikev | | 1/13/2002
Do you want to encourage aliya from the industrialized world during times of financial crisis in Israel? Do you want to give people hope that they will weather the storm when the financial numbers, macro and micro, don’t leave much room for hope? Teach people to close their eyes and ignore the numbers a little bit.
There is a broad machloket between R. Yehuda and R. Meir, whether two sides to monetary affairs can agree to relinquish protections that the Torah provided one or both of them. The specific case they discuss is that of a woman who marries with the condition that her husband will not need to support her.
The path we have set in this journal is to elucidate the halacha in all areas of public and governmental life. There are those who look unfavorably on this project, just as they view other actions of the Board of Rabbis of Hapoel Hamizrachi with suspicion. They claim that halachic decisions are the realm of older rabbanim and dayanim. The approach to learning of younger rabbis should be, in their view, to focus on abstract topics and curiosities of the Torah. We feel differently.
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).