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Shabbat Parashat Devarim 5772
Devarim | 9 Av 5772 | 28/07/2012
Parashat Hashavuah: The Return of Which Shoftim?This Shabbat, Shabbat Chazon, we will once again read the opening prophecy of Sefer Yeshayahu. After several p’sukim that decry the horrible spiritual deterioration, which Yeshaya saw, the prophecy ends off on an optimistic note, which he foresaw. “I will return your shoftim as it was in the beginning and your counselors (yo’atzim) as it was originally. Afterward you will be called the city of justice, the trustworthy city. Zion will be redeemed with justice and those who return with righteousness” (Yeshaya 1:26-27).
Ask the Rabbi: The Transition from Shabbat into Tisha B’AvCould you please explain how to handle the transition from Shabbat into Tisha B’Av (which falls on Motza’ei Shabbat) regarding Seuda Shlishit, Havdalah and changing clothes?
Ein Ayah: Preserving the Right Amount of EvilOne who sees markolis (a certain type of idol worship), says: “Blessed is He Who deals patiently with those who violate His will.”
P'ninat Mishpat: Expert Witnesses – part IThe first part of our treatment of expert witnesses relates to witnesses who are paid by one of the litigants to gather information for him. Within the government batei din, which deal with family affairs, it is not uncommon for one side to hire a private investigator to investigate and report the behavior of the other side.
This edition of
is endowed by
Les & Ethel Sutker
Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l
Hemdat Yamim of this week
is dedicated in memory of
Ben Yehuda Leib Usdan a"h,
whose Yahrtzeit is the 29th of Av
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).