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Shabbat Parashat Bechukotai| 5771
Bechukotai | 17 Iyar 5771 | 21/05/2011
Parashat Hashavuah: What Remains When All Is Lost?“And even with all of this… I [Hashem] did not despise them and rid Myself of them to destroy them” (Vayikra 26:44). The midrash (Yalkut Shimoni, Bechukotai 675) asks: what consolation it is for Israel to not be despised if all their blessings are taken away from them? It answers that they are left with the Torah.
Ask the Rabbi: Eating at a Brit MilaAre there any sources concerning an obligation to eat food at a brit mila?
Ein Ayah: Trying Just Hard EnoughSome say that that a Torah scholar should not walk with a koma zekufa (overly erect posture), for it was said that whoever walks with a koma zekufa even for four amot is as if he is pushing away the “Divine Presence’s legs,” for the pasuk says: “His glory fills the whole world” (Yeshaya 6:3).
P'ninat Mishpat: The Ability to Freeze a Divorce Settlement When the Situation Changes from ExpectationsA couple arrived at a divorce settlement that included child support. A few months later the wife (=pl) told beit din that she refuses to accept a get and wants the provision concerning child support redone because their son has since been diagnosed with epilepsy. The husband (=def) says that the child functions normally on a regular basis without medication, so there is no increase in expenses, but he is willing to obligate himself to pay for future health-related expenses.
This edition of
is endowed by
Les & Ethel Sutker
Louis and Lillian Klein, z”l
Dedicated in memory of
on the occasion of his yahrzeit, 24 Iyar,
This edition of
Rabbi Shlomo Merzel o.b.m,
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).