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Shabbat Parashat Noach| 5771
Noach | 1 Cheshvan 5771 | 09/10/2010
Parashat Hashavuah: Is an Industrial Revolution a Blessing?What brought the generation of the flood to the lowly spiritual level that was their undoing? Our parasha does not deal with this explicitly in detail, which should make every G-d-fearing person wonder. In its general description (Bereishit 6:11-13), the Torah mentions four times the root of the word hashchata (corruption). It also mentions chamas, which according to Chazal has to do with theft, twice in these p’sukim.
Ask the Rabbi: Singing Kedusha along with the chazanWhen we sing sections of Kedusha, some people sing along with the chazan and some just hum the tune. Is there a right or a wrong way in this matter?
Ein Ayah: The Point of Repeated RequestsIf a person sees that he prayed and was not answered, he should pray again, as the pasuk says: “Turn with hope to Hashem, strengthen and fortify your heart, and turn with hope to Hashem” (Tehillim 27:14).
P’ninat Mishpat: Damages Stemming from a Seller’s Breach of ContractThe defendant (=def) sold a car to the plaintiff (=pl). The contract included the following notable clauses: def was not to cancel his insurance until a certain date. An 800 shekel fine would be levied against one who backed out of the agreement. Def revoked the insurance before scheduled after which pl got into an accident, and pl had to pay in full. Pl demands to be reimbursed for that payment, receive payment for damages to his car, get the money def was refunded when ending his coverage, and/or receive 800 shekels for breach of contract...
This edition of Hemdat Yamim
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).