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Shabbat Parashat Emor 5773
Emor | 17 Iyar 5773 | 27/04/2013
Parashat Hashavua: The Seat of JusticeBetween Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, we have decided to write about different elements of the building of ancient Yerushalayim at the time of King Shlomo. In addition to the classical parts of the Beit Hamikdash that mirrored the functions and sections that were found in the Mishkan erected by Moshe, Shlomo’s Mikdash also had a very different section: “He made a hall for the chair where he would judge, a hall of judgment did he make; it was covered with cedar wood from the ground to the ground” (Melachim I:7:7). By providing a whole hall for it, we see that the matter of justice held a very central position within the functioning of the Temple.
Ask the Rabbi: Delay Between Birkat Kohanim and Sim ShalomI, a kohen, turn around at the end of Birkat Kohanim when the chazan starts Sim Shalom. Recently, a chazan chanted a tune between Birkat Kohanim and Sim Shalom. Was that proper? Were we supposed to turn around when he started chanting or when he said Sim Shalom?
Ein Ayah: General Praise Built on Specific OnesI might think that for all blessings we receive, there should be one praise of Hashem. Therefore, the pasuk says: “He is exalted above every blessing and praise” (Nechemia 9:5) – [understood as] one should praise Him for each blessing.
P'ninat Mishpat: Rent on Ruling Based on Unclaimed ClaimsThe defendant (=def) worked as a construction supervisor for the plaintiff (=pl). Pl claims that def’s negligence caused damage in the construction and is seeking damage payment. Beit din did not find sufficient correlation between def’s negligence and any damage but recognized that def did indeed not work as he was contractually obligated.
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This edition of
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This edition of
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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).