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Shabbat Parashat Kedoshim | 5768
Kedoshim | 28 Nisan 5768 | 03/05/2008
Loving the Right Convert for the Right ReasonOur parasha includes one of the mentions of the commandment to be kind to gerim (converts). “As a citizen of yours he shall be for you, the convert who lives with you, and you shall love him as yourself for you were strangers in the Land of Egypt” (Vayikra 19:34). Since the convert is a full Jew, why must the Torah tell us separately to love him?
May One Share a Monthly Bus PassI was on a bus the other day and saw two young men share a chofshi chodshi (monthly pass), which Egged clearly forbids. Was I required to say something to the boys? If they would not listen, was I required to tell the driver? Is it a problem of lashon hara?
Ownership on Foods That Are Assur B’hana’ah – part III (from Sha’arei Shaul, Pesachim 13)The Ritva points out that the owner of the issur hana’ah may not sell it even to one who is permitted to use it. He also discusses the fact that one can get hana’ah after the chametz is turned into ashes and explains that this is not cause for kiddushin because the ashes are ownerless. Tosafot (2nd answer), who says that it is talking about a case where there is not a shaveh peruta of hana’ah from the ashes assumes that there is ownership over the ashes.
Signing of a Ketuba of a Different Edah (based on Halacha Psuka, vol. 42, condendsation of Piskei Din Rabbaniim IX, pp. 152-168)Case: A husband wants to divorce his separated wife. She does not want to accept a get and claims that he wants to divorce because of his interest in another woman. He admits the other relationship but says his unwillingness to remain married to his wife is unrelated.
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R ' Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld
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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).