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Shabbat Parashat Beshalach| 5771
Beshalach | 10 Shevat 5771 | 15/01/2011
Parashat Hashavuah: Bones as ArmsThe Torah writes (Shemot 13:18) that Bnei Yisrael left Egypt “chamushim,” which Rashi explains as armed with weapons. Immediately thereafter it says that Moshe took the bones of Yosef with him. The gemara (Sota 13a) relates to Moshe’s action the pasuk in Mishlei (10:8) that “the wise of the heart will buy mitzvot,” as instead of acquiring spoils from Egypt, Moshe was involved in this mitzva.
Ask the Rabbi: Hosting a Difficult GuestWe have a friend who, when visiting from America, stops by for meals often when she is in our area. For the first time, last night, she slept over. It was, shall we say, a nightmare! She received several phone calls in the middle of the night, which woke us, and also, despite being warned, tripped the alarm. She now seems to want to stay for another night and perhaps return in the future. Are we permitted to refuse her request?
Ein Ayah: The Reason to Work for a LivelihoodRava said to the Rabbis: I ask of you not to come before me [to study] during the months of Nisan and Tishrei, so that you will not be preoccupied with your livelihood all year.
P'ninat Mishpat: Rights for a Worker Who Agreed to Substandard ConditionsA teacher (=pl) had been working at a school (=def) for 10 years and was let go. A year later pl sued for vacation and severance payment, which are required by law. Def says that they made an oral agreement every year and, in the last year, a written agreement, that pl relinquishes claims to such rights and receives only an hourly wage.
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Hemdat Yamim is dedicated
This edition of
Hemdat Yamim is
dedicated in memory of
Rivka Rozenhak bat
Yoseph and Leah Hirsch z”l
Passed away on
Tevet 3rd 5771
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).