Shabbat Parashat Toldot | 5771
Toldot | 29 Cheshvan 5771 | 11/6/2010
When Chazal want to give an example of a matter in the Torah that we would think is of little importance, the classic one is Eisav’s marriage to one of his wives. However, we will see this week that what appears in Tanach, at first glance, to be one way may actually be very different.
When pieces of the cover or binding fall off an old siddur or sefer, can it be left on the floor or thrown away?
It is forbidden to have mercy on whoever does not have wisdom, as the pasuk says: “For they are not a nation of understanding, therefore their Maker will not have mercy on them” (Yeshaya 27:11).
The plaintiff’s (=pl) father presented a beit knesset (=def) in Israel with a sefer Torah he brought with him from Germany in 1939, as matters became dangerous there. Pl said that his father told him several times that he only lent it to def and now, after his father’s death, he wants to take the sefer Torah back...
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