Shabbat Parashat Eikev| 5770
Eikev | 20 Av 5770 | 7/31/2010
Moshe Rabbeinu warns of two, almost mutually exclusive dangers. The first is the feeling of “How will I be able to conquer them” (Devarim 7:17). The second is “Your heart will be haughty and you will forget Hashem who took you out of Egypt … and you will say in your heart, ‘my strength and the power of my hand produced these attainments’” (ibid. 8:14-17).
We continue with the second of three presentations of rulings from among the many dinei Torah that have taken place in our batei din, Eretz Hemdah - Gazit. The presentation is condensed and anonymous
If not for these three p’sukim, the legs of the enemies of Israel would have caved in (a Talmudic way of saying the dreaded opposite, that Bnei Yisrael would have been destroyed).
D’mei mafteiach (key money) is a real estate agreement in which a “renter” pays for a percentage of the sales value of a property without receiving ownership. Rather, it allows him to live there for the rest of his life at a low rent. The renter is protected from abuses by “The Law of Protection of the Tenant” (=LPT). One of the rules that sometimes applies is that the renter can transfer his rights in the apartment to a new tenant for a percentage of the key money.
This week in the Daf Hayomi, the Gemara deals with the proper procedure and behavior in a Beit Din. In this context, the Gemara criticizes a person who appears by power of harsha'a (authorization). It is possible, in certain situations, for a person to authorize someone else to represent him in Beit Din and sue another person. This authorization is called harsha'a. But the Gemara states that a person who represents another by power of harsha'a is considered one who "did that which is not good among his people" (Yechezkel 18, 18). What is the reason for the opposition to harsha'a?
Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in memory of
Rav Yehuda Amital zt”l,
Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion
Gila Bat Eliyahu
on the occasion of her yahrzeit, Av 21st
Hemdat Yamim of this week is dedicated
Yitzchak Eizik Ben Yehuda Leib Usdan, a"h,
the 29th of Av
This week’s Hemdat Yamim is dedicated in loving memory of
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by
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).