Shabbat Parashat Lech Lecha | 5769
Lech Lecha | 10 Cheshvan 5769 | 11/8/2008
The moral implications of Avraham’s descent to Egypt and Sarah’s being taken by Paroh trouble all. Rashi says that Avraham’s journey was a test passed – he did not complain about being exiled from Eretz Yisrael soon after arriving. Rashi does not comment on Sarah’s being taken after Avraham said she was his sister.
If one travels over the course of more than one day, does he make the beracha of tefillat haderech (prayer for the traveler) once or more and, if so, when?
The wide opening to the broadening of Torah ethics, the great wellspring that emerges from the house of Hashem, is Chazal’s words of aggada. They enable us to extract pearls from the depths of Tanach and the wisdom of the soul which Hashem imbued in mankind when he blew His Spirit during our creation. Therefore, I have sought to uncover the wisdom of the Rabbis as they relate to matters of the broad field of ethics.
This edition of Hemdat Yamim is dedicated to the memory of George Weinstein
Gershon ben Yehudah Mayer, a lover of the Jewish Nation Torah and Land.
As well as
R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by Les & Ethel Sutker of
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).