Shabbat Parashat Vayikra | 5768
Vayikra | 8 Adar II 5768 | 15/03/2008
Shabbat Zachor’s haftara tells of Shaul’s battle with the Amalekis and his failure to complete Hashem’s commandment, which cost him his throne. How did that tzaddik fall into such a sin, and why did it cost him so dearly?
Please explain the basis and parameters of giving machatzit hashekel before Purim. Specifically, how much must I give, and does everyone in the family have to take part?
Rav Yisraeli gathered classical and more contemporary rabbinic views on the interaction between religion/belief and science. We will present his sources in an abridged, free translation form. 5. The Creation of the World, One of the Secrets of the Torah Igrot Har’iyah I, 91 (Rav A.Y. Kook) continued The important thing is that which we teach to the world that everything was done by Hashem, and the means, whether many or few, are all the actions of Hashem, and there is no limit to His power and the strength of His wisdom and His glory. There are times that we mention the means [of creation] by name, to widen the knowledge, and there are times that we just say in a manner of skipping
A Truck That Hit a Car That Did Not Leave Enough Room (based on Halacha Psuka, vol. 40, condensation of a p’sak of Beit Din Gazit, B’er Yitzchak)The defendant’s (=def ) car went through a stop sign into an intersection, where the plaintiff (=pl) was trying to get by with his truck. Def signaled to pl to back out of the intersection, which she did. When def drove through, he allegedly damaged pl’s car. Def says that he is unable to know if he hit the car, which he is not willing to concede. In any case, he says, since he warned pl to back out, she is partially responsible for her failure to do so and he should not have to pay more than half of the damages. One witness testified that def’s truck hit pl’s car.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
Yehudah ben Naftali Hertz Cohen (Kamofsky) and
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by Les & Ethel Sutker of
Max and Mary Sutker
and Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l.
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).