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Shabbat Parashat Ha’azinu | 5770
Ha'azinu | 8 Tishrei 5770 | 26/09/2009
Parashat Hashavuah: White ClothesThe last mishna in Ta’anit tells that on the wonderful days of 15 Av and Yom Kippur, the girls of Yerushalayim used to borrow white clothes so as not to embarrass those who were lacking. They would go in circles in the vineyards and say to the single men who assembled that they should look at them but not focus on beauty. It finishes off with a pasuk about King Shlomo’s crown that he received from his mother on his “wedding day” and “the day of his heart’s happiness,” which hint, on a national level, to the giving of the Torah and the building of the Beit Hamikdash, respectively. We will join the many people who have tried to understand the connection between matchmaking and Yom Kippur and other related topics.
Ask the Rabbi: Eating on Yom Kippur for health reasonsIf someone has to eat for health reasons on Yom Kippur in a manner that he has to eat, at times, more than a shiur (the amount that constitutes a full violation), does he have to be careful about the shiur the rest of the day?
Ein Ayah: Two Elements of Evil SpeechMy Lord, withhold my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking mirma (deceit)…
P’ninat Mishpat: The Status of Municipal Regulations Regarding Home Expansion – part IILast time, we saw the concept of communal regulations as something that halacha recognizes as legitimate and which in some ways can take on a halachic status.]
Hemdat HaDaf HaYomi: Ruling when there is DoubtThis week in the Daf Hayomi, the Gemara (34-35) deals with the question of how a Beit Din should rule in a case where the ownership of a certain property is in doubt. The basic rule is that the burden of proof falls on the one coming to take the property out of the possession of the original owner, but what happens when the property is not in the possession of one of the sides?
With great sorrow we inform the passing of
Hemdat Yamim is endowed by
Les & Ethel Sutker of Chicago, Illinois in loving memory of
Max and Mary Sutker
and 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).