Shabbat Parashat Vayeishev 5774
Vayeishev | 20 Kislev 5774 | 23/11/2013
We have already explained in the past that by telling his brothers his dreams of greatness, Yosef was actually proclaiming that not only was Yaakov grooming him to be the leader of the next generation, but Hashem also saw him as continuing the chain of the patriarchs. This is because all the dreams of Sefer Bereishit are prophetic and those having the dreams are people who possess power. The issues dreamed about have national implications, even if directly they are connected to an individual’s personal life.
My electric stove has a Shabbat mode, which enables us to cancel the automatic shut off (needed for 2 days of Yom Tov) and keeps the exact heat you set without fluctuation when the door is opened. On Shabbat, can fully cooked dry food be placed in the oven to be warmed up?
Rabbi Nechemia opened his remarks by honoring the hosts and expounded: The pasuk says: “Shaul said to the Keinites: ‘Go, distance yourselves, and descend from the Amalekites, lest I destroy you along with them, and you did kindness with all of Bnei Yisrael’” (Shmuel I, 15:6). Let us compare the matters through a kal vachomer. If Yitro (patriarch of the Keinites), who only drew Moshe close to him for his own honor, received such treatment, one who hosts a talmid chacham in his home, gives him to eat and to drink, and has him benefit from his property, is all the more so [worthy of reward]. Rabbi Yossi opened his remarks by honoring the hosts and expounded: The pasuk says: “Do not despise an Edomite, for he is your brother; do not despise an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in his land” (Devarim 23:8). Let us compare the matters through a kal vachomer. The Egyptians welcomed in Israel for their own purposes, as the pasuk says: “And if you [Yosef] know that there are among them talented people, you shall make them officers over my cattle” (Bereishit 47:6). If they deserved consideration, one who hosts a talmid chacham in his home, gives him to eat and to drink, and has him benefit from his property, is all the more so [worthy of reward].
A woman received a ring from a man along with the declaration of “hari at mekudeshet…” in a manner that, according to all indications, was a joke. A majority of dayanim in the regional beit din required her to receive a get l’chumra (to remove doubt), but she appealed to the Supreme Rabbinical Court.
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