Shabbat Parashat Shelach | 5768
Shelach | 18 Sivan 5768 | 6/21/2008
The spies’ path through Eretz Yisrael is outlined in our parasha: “They went up and traveled the Land, from the Zin Desert to Rechov to L’vo Chamat” (Bamidbar 13:21). In all of the several mentions of L’vo Chamat in Tanach, it has an implication of referring to the whole Land or all of its inhabitants.
Question: We are building a new building for a Jewish organization. The question has arisen whether we require a fence for the roof (ma’akeh) and, if so, what are its requirements?
We will now take a closer look at how halacha views the opinion of ein kinyan, whereby the Land’s kedusha in regard to terumot and ma’asrot remains even after a field was sold to a non-Jew. We will also look into the opinions of Rishonim regarding the opinions that yesh kinyan.
Case: A man died, leaving significant funds to charity. He placed an institution (the defendant = def) in charge of distributing the funds and a committee (the plaintiff = pl) in charge of overseeing its function. Pl claims that def is not handling the money in the manner that the deceased instructed in writing. Def denies the charges.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
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).