Shabbat Parashat Emor 5774
Emor | 3 Iyar 5774 | 03/05/2014
This week we will joyfully celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut and thank Hashem: “The stone that the builders despised became the cornerstone. From Hashem this came to be; it is a wonder in our eyes. This is the day that Hashem made; we shall rejoice and be happy in it” (Tehillim 118:22-24). We will follow in the footsteps of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Hakohen Kook and explain what happened on 5 Iyar 5708 and why it was correct to set the day of the declaration of independence as the time to thank Hashem for the beginning of our salvation.
Is it permitted to handle my modest home-based coin collection on Shabbat?
Those who were close [to Yerushalayim] would bring figs and grapes [as bikurim], and those who were further away would bring dried figs and raisins.
The renting of the house to Reuven’s relatives was improper in a few ways. One is that regarding property that needs to be used to pay someone else, part of the process is announcing the availability of the property (usually for sale) during the course of 30 days (see Bava Metzia 35b). This is preferable to simply asking for an appraisal because it is possible that through competition, a better price will be attained. In this case, where the house was set aside for Reuven’s nephew, no one will inquire into renting it, knowing it is spoken for by someone whom Reuven favors. In this way, the yeshiva loses.
is endowed by
Les & Ethel Sutker
Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l
to the memory of:
Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
Rabbi Yosef Mordechai Simcha
ben Bina Stern o.b.m
who passed away
21 Adar I, 5774
R' Yaakov ben Abraham & Aisha
Chana bat Yaish & Simcha
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).