Shabbat Parashat Naso| 5771
Naso | 2 Sivan 5771 | 6/4/2011
We are now in between Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot, the commemoration of the giving of the Torah. On the former, we remember returning to the place of the Beit Hamikdash on Mt. Moriah. On the latter, we return in spirit to Mt. Sinai, the mountain of mor.
I ordered a contractor to build a stairway in a deserted building belonging to the State. I told him that I do not have a license and that there might be disturbances by the neighborhood Arabs (par for my foundation’s course). We agreed to a price for the job, not time (expected to be a day). During the work, the police surprisingly came and took us all for questioning until night. While we were not charged, we were ordered not to continue building. The contractor wants to be paid for the whole job minus his savings in material not used since he did nothing wrong and he was “occupied” for a whole day. I countered that they did only about half the job, and he knew there was a chance of disturbances, although not of the police. How much should I pay?
[Eating] spleen is good for the teeth and bad for the intestines. What is the solution for it? Chew it and then spit it out. Leeks are hard on the teeth and good for the intestines. What is the solution for it? Cook it well and then swallow it
The litigants are Israelis who were married in Israel but got divorced with a get abroad without any type of divorce settlement or other preliminary legal agreements such as determining a place or a mechanism of adjudication. Afterwards, the woman (=pl) sued in the Rabbanut court in Tel Aviv with a variety of monetary claims, including child support and division of property. The man (=def) also wants to have the matter adjudicated in a rabbinical court but he demands that it be in a Charedi court in Bnei Brak. (Both former spouses are Charedi.)
This edition of
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Les & Ethel Sutker
Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l
Dedicated in memory of
on the occasion of his yahrzeit, 24 Iyar,
This edition of
Rabbi Shlomo Merzel o.b.m,
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).