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Shabbat Parashat Mishpatim 5775
Mishpatim | 25 Shevat 5775 | 14/02/2015
Parashat Hashavua: Reasons, Appeal, and Just JudgmentsAs we do every year on Parashat Mishpatim, we will deal this week with principles of the operation of the batei din (rabbinical courts) of Eretz Hemdah-Gazit. One of the topics that riled up emotions in the pre-State developing community of Eretz Yisrael (in the 1920s to be more exact) was the British authority’s ultimatum that rabbinical courts would be recognized only if they had an appeal system. The dispute as to the proper reaction started as one between the rabbinate of Yaffo and that of Yerushalayim. It turned into one between followers of the founder of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook zt”l and the opponents of the Chief Rabbinate, led by Rav Chaim Zonnenfeld zt”l.
Ask the Rabbi: Beracha on Pureed Vegetable SoupI read your recent response about the beracha on the broth of vegetable soup. Is the halacha any different for pureed vegetable soup?
Ein Ayah: Outside Is No Place for a VoterThey announced: “One who wants to enter [the Beit Midrash] may enter, but one who wants to leave may not leave.”
P'ninat Mishpat: Putting Pressure on Male InheritorsA man died, leaving behind two sons (including a firstborn) and three daughters. According to the laws of the government, the sons and daughters all inherit their father in equal parts unless the daughters sign a chesia (some sort of waiver of rights or acknowledgement). This is as opposed to the Torah law that the sons inherit, with the firstborn receiving a double portion. The daughters are willing to sign the chesia only if they get a full share of the inheritance. One of the daughters also claims that the firstborn told her husband that he does not want to receive one bit more than his sister, [but has since changed his mind, while not denying that statement].
to the memory of:
fell in the war for our homeland.
Mrs. Sara Wengrowsky
bat R’ Moshe Zev a”h.
who passed away on 10 Tamuz, 5774
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
R' Shmuel Shemesh z"l
who passed away
17 Sivan, 5774
is endowed by
Les & Ethel Sutker
Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l
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).