Shabbat Parashat Vayeshev| 5767
Vayeishev | | 01/01/2006
The seeds of the exile in Egypt seem to begin when Yaakov asks Yosef to check on the welfare of his brothers in Shechem. However, whenever Shechem is involved, it pays to look throughout history for further insight.
Case: A woman told her husband, during a quarrel, that she committed adultery. The husband says he believes her and wants to give a get. The wife objects and claims that she said what she did out of anger to upset him, but that she had not committed adultery. The husband admits that other than his wife’s admission, there were no signs of adultery.
In hotels, waiters need to record orders, and it is not always done in a halachically permissible manner on Shabbat. There are now stacks of sticky papers from which papers can be removed and stuck onto an order lists. They can then be removed after use. Is this permitted on Shabbat?
Question: At the Jewish school where I teach, we plan to end the school days of Chanuka as follows. We will daven a late Mincha in a classroom, followed by a d’var Torah. Then we will light Chanuka candles with the berachot and dismiss the class. May we blow out the candles for safety reasons?
This edition of
Hemdat Yamim is dedicated to the memory of
R’ Meir ben Yechezkel Shraga Brachfeld o.b.m.
Hemdat Yamim is also dedicated by Les & Ethel Sutker of Chicago, Illinois
in loving memory of Max and Mary Sutker and Louis and Lillian Klein,z”l.
May their memory be a blessing!
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).