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Shabbat Parashat Haazinu| 5766
Ha'azinu | | 01/01/2005
A Concentric Circle Sandwichwe will not be coming out with a separate Sukkot edition, we thought it would be nice to find a Sukkot-relatedconcept within the parasha. We didn’t have to look too far but hopefully and will try to look inward. The Song of Ha’azinu promises to take a look at Jewish history (Devarim 32:7) and does just that. Included is the following pasuk, which we will try to translate reasonably: “He (Hashem) found him (the Israelite nation) in a wilderness land and in a howling place of desolation; He surrounded him (y’sov’veihu), He taught him wisdom, He watched over him like the pupil of His eye” (ibid.:10).
P’ninat MishpatCase: As part of a divorce settlement, the wife agreed to reimburse the husband for any childcare payments he might have to make. She provided an arev (guarantor) for that obligation, who made a kinyan sudar (act of obligation) before beit din. However, the arev backed out before the divorce. Is the arev able to back out of the obligation?
Moreshet ShaulWe have had the privilege to share with you, in a condensed and translated form, the writings of our rav and mentor, Harav Shaul Yisraeli, zecher tzaddik livracha. Over the last five plus years, we have not depleted but have made a serious dent in the material in his seforim thatis appropriate to be presented in this forum. It is with great joy that we have been able to welcome, from time to time, new works of Rav Yisraeli, which have been collected and edited posthumously.
This edition of
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).