September 2, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #599092
(If someone could provide sources, I’d appreciate it very much)
??????? ??????? ??? ??? (Dvorim 16:18)
???? and not ?????-
You should put PERSONAL guards to prevent you from sinning.September 2, 2011 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #825038
Crooked judgment IMMEDIATELY follows accepting bribes-
look at the beauty of ???? ????: (notice that ??? is in ???? ???)
? -> ?
? -> ?
? -> ?
??? ????!September 2, 2011 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #825039
Can someone add a short vort here? It would be great to include it at the seuda.September 2, 2011 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #825040
The Vilna Gaon said that we should not decorate our Shuls with greenery on Shavuos even though the Rema paskened in Shulchan Aruch (OC 494:3) that we should. The reason he says is because the non-Jews have “stolen” this minhag and we don’t want to be like them. Many argue that since we did it first, why should we care what other religions do?
Rav Mordechai Epstein brings proof from a Rashi to the Gra. It says in the Pasuk (Devarim 16:22) that we should not bring a Korban on a Matzeivah, even to Hashem, because Hashem hates it. Rashi says that although the Avos did it and Hashem loved it, now that others have adapted it as part of their service, Hashem despises it. We see from here that even something that was considered a mitzva can become despised once non-Jews take it on for their worship.
From revach.netSeptember 2, 2011 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #825041
AYC: I’m gonna disagree with your Diyuk. Usually when the Torah uses a singular word like “Lecha” it means for everyone together (as 1 community) while when it uses a plural word like “Lachem” it means it’s talking to each and every individual.September 2, 2011 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #825042
I’d love to tell you that it’s MY diyuk but it’s not.
However, could you cite your source? Right now I’m thinking of ?? ??? ????? when Hashem spoke to ONE individualSeptember 2, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #825043
I’m thinking this might be from the Gra.
One can understand the Torah according to the ??? as well as ??? (all 4 in ?????, in fact) without it being a ?????.September 2, 2011 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #825044
Vesapharta Lecha is a Mitzvah D’Oraisa on the Beis Din to count the years towards Yovel. Us’phartem Lachem is a Mitzvah D’Oraisa on every Yachid to count the Omer.September 4, 2011 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #825045
The Gra says that the 2 mitzvos that the Torah rewards with long life ???? ??????? ????, that of Honouring one’s parents????? ?? ??? and Sending away the mother bird ?????? ??? are connected.
The mitzvah of honouring one’s parents in their old age is likened to that of mercy even when it appears to be cruel, for example, by sending away the mother bird in order to take her children.
The Gra says that using these middos for the service of Hashem will bring one to TRUE service of Hashem; even to do mitzvos that “appear” to be cruel to the human mind.September 5, 2011 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #825046
Does anyone know why the ?? ???? ????? is even included, when it’s impossible to even have one with all the set conditions(Sanhedrin 71A)? Torah doesn’t include anything extra, yet this topic seems extraneous. The ????? ?????? doesn’t seem to justify the inclusion, so there must be a better answer.
Thank you in advance.September 5, 2011 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #825047
AYC: Because it is possible (bava basara 118b).
This week’s parsha teaches the issur of shaatnez (the second time). It is known that techeiles may be put in a linen begged because of asei docheh lo saaseh (though we don’t do it today because we treat our techeles as safek), in fact the gemara uses this as a raayah to the din of aseh docheh lo saaseh. I ask, how is it a raayah to aseh docheh lo saaseh if the tcheles thread is only shaatnez d’rabannan?
The answer usually given is that the double knot renders it ???? ???? ??? because it’s fixed there permanently. I claim the question still remains because the tying methods of Rabbeinu Amram Gaon and the RaMBaM (the two with the longest mesorah, the RaMBaM’s being a variation on RAG’s) do not have knots and can be pulled out easily.September 5, 2011 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #825048
This is one of my all time favorite vorts (which I’ll be saying at my Bro-In-Law’s sheva Brachos)
The Passuk says Ki Yikach….V’Hayah Im Lo Simsa Chein B’Einav
also another passuk says Ki Yikach….U’Saneiah
the passuk is teaching us a fundamental yesod, if you’re looking for a wife in a way of kicha (scrutinizing your purchase, like a lot of people do when they buy a car or a house)(the wife is too short (clearing throat)) then this will happen, either getting a divorce or hating her.
however there is a passuk in Mishlei, Matzah Isha Matzah Tov
If you look at your wife as a metziah (not interested in fine detaills, like all metziahs) then all you would find is tov
(it’s interesting to note that by ki yikach it says the passuk says matzah bah ervas davar)September 6, 2011 12:26 am at 12:26 am #825049
AYC: The Gemara in Sanhedrin refers to three cases which have such specific details that they can never happen: Ben Sorer Umoreh, Ir Hanidachas, and Nig’ei Batim. Ben Sorer Umoreh is the most famous because Rashi Al Hatorah brings it down. However, all three of those are according to a Da’as Yachid. Lema’aseh they all can happen.September 6, 2011 12:52 am at 12:52 am #825050
I don’t agree, the parents have to have the same voice and look the same the only way that can happen is either with a sris or an aylonis (look at their simanim)September 6, 2011 1:29 am at 1:29 am #825051
Coffee Addict: That is Shittas R’ Yehudah. The Chachamim do not hold that looking the same or a similar voice is required. See the Mishnah and Gemara on Sanhedrin 71a.September 6, 2011 1:47 am at 1:47 am #825052
coffee, the same voice might mean the same just an octave apart.
Sam2, the Gemara in Sanhedrin says that it won’t be because it doesn’t make sense to happen that someone should get punished for eating and drinking.
The same place that the Gemara makes that statement that it will never happen, it answers your question: Lehagdil Torah Ulehaadira. It is a Mitzva to learn Hashem’s ways, whether it will happen or not.
Additionaly, one Amora said that he saw the grave of a Ben Sorer umora and sat on it. The Maharal explains that although there won’t be an actual Ben Sorer Umora, the concept exists. When this Amora said that he saw the grave of a Ben Sorer Umora, he was referring to Yerushalayim, which was treated by Hashem as a Ben Sorer Umora. They were exiled before things can get any worse.
ALso, Chazal actually say what the Parsha of Ben Sorer Umora is doing there. It says that if you will marry a Yefas To’ar, you will end up hating her and will end up with a Ben Sorer Umora. Obviously, they aren’t referring to an halachik Ben Sorer Umora, but to a child that will rebel. Avshalom Ben David was the son of a Yefas To’ar.September 6, 2011 1:52 am at 1:52 am #825053
I guess I forgot it was a machlokes (it’s been a while since I learned Sanhedrin)September 6, 2011 1:57 am at 1:57 am #825054
Itche, see Tosafos in Nidah 61b.September 6, 2011 2:04 am at 2:04 am #825055
Itche, what’s in Bava Basra 118b? I didn’t notice anything relevant.September 6, 2011 2:17 am at 2:17 am #825056
Don’t you think that might be too deep or high pitchedSeptember 6, 2011 2:32 am at 2:32 am #825057
HaLeiVi: Where does it say that? I seem to recall the Gemara explicitly saying that it would only never happen L’Shittas R’ Yehudah.September 6, 2011 2:37 am at 2:37 am #825058
HaLeivi: I must have gotten the daf wrong. There is a gemara on an amud beis in the 8th perek of bava basra that has the whole shtickle about 4 things lo hayu v’lo asid lihyos etc. and on tanna says “but there was a ben sorer umoreh, I sat on his matzeva and ate.” I have to look the daf up now.September 6, 2011 2:40 am at 2:40 am #825059
Itche: that is the aforementioned Sanhedrin 71a. And it’s 3 things, not 4.September 6, 2011 5:48 am at 5:48 am #825060
I once heard a cute Vort about that. Reb Akiva Eiger points to the Halacha that one musn’t sit on a Kever. I don’t know who said it, but the way the Vort goes is that this Taana sat on it to show that it can’t be.
Anyhow, according to the Maharal that I mentioned, he wasn’t referring to an actual Ben Sorer Umora.September 8, 2011 4:00 am at 4:00 am #825061
Thanks for the new vertlech and the discussion.
And mazel tov, Coffee Addict on the chasuna.
We know which vort you used at the Sheva Brachos.
Just wondering, would a kallah be offended if she feels she encompasses the fine details also?September 8, 2011 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #825062
?? ??? (con’t)
49th of the 54 sedras
6th of 11 in D’varim
Written on 212.8 lines in a Torah (rank: 21)
44 Parshiyos; 2 open, 42 closed (rank: 1)
110 p’sukim – ranks 28th (5th in D’varim)
1582 words – ranks 23rd (5th in D’varim)
5856 letters – ranks 26th (6th in D’varim)
Has 74 of Taryag mitzvos- 27 positives, 47 prohibitions
Has the MOST mitzvos (12%),
the most positive mitzvos (10.9%),
the most prohibitions(12.9%),
and most parshiyos of any sedraSeptember 8, 2011 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #825063
The first-born “?????” is written ???, without the vuv.
The VILNA GAON sees a hint to the DOUBLE portion of the B’chor in
the letters of the word B’CHOR: BES-CHAF-RESH.
Each letter is double the letter before it in the alphabet:
BES (2) is double ALEF (1),
CHAF (20) is double YUD (10),
REISH (200) is double KUF (100).
(No other letters are double their predecessors in the ?? ??.)September 9, 2011 8:45 am at 8:45 am #825064
The Posuk tells us to put a fence ???? on the roof (Dvarim 22:8). The posuk could have said for the stairs, the deck, etc.
Why the roof?
The roof symbolized the HIGHEST elevation of the structure.
This corresponds to the human’s brain.
One should put guards around one’s brain and thoughts to prevent “falling” in misdeeds.
(Ari Hakadosh, Toldos Adam)September 9, 2011 8:50 am at 8:50 am #825065
The Posuk tells us to put a fence ???? on the roof (Dvarim 22:8) immediately after ????? ??? (Dvarim 22:7) where the reward is longevity ????? ????.
This teaches us not to be complacent, that despite being promised a long life, one must still be cautious with safety measures.
(Binyan Ariel)September 9, 2011 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #825066
Could someone add some ???? here PLEASE so there’s something more to be said by the ??????
THANKS in advanceSeptember 9, 2011 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #825067
Ok ayc, just for u (I heard it yesterday at sheva brachos)
Why does the passuk say v’simach es eishto and not I’m eishto
The reason, rav pam said is because when u get married it has to be all for ur wife and nothing in return, however when she sees that shell recipricate (from r pam)September 9, 2011 4:15 pm at 4:15 pm #825068
That’s great, ca. Thanks!
Hey, ca, you just made me think of another possibility for ??????? ?? ???? (Dvarim 24:5) and not ??? ????, that he should do everything in his power to make her happy from ?? to ?? (as denoted by the word ???).
When she sees this, she’ll also try to reciprocate!September 9, 2011 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #825069
So here the Torah says ?? ??? ?????? ?? ??????, when you go out to battle your enemies.
When the Torah talks about someone going out to war, it writes it in singular. So let me ask you friends, how can one Jew go out and conquer the world? It’s crazy.
So do you know when one Jew cannot go out and conquer the world? When this one Jew has not finished the struggle of the inside. Obviously if I am not so sure yet there is one G-d, if I’m not a hundred percent sure that Shabbos is really necessary – I cannot come to the world for G-d. I can learn Torah for two hundred years, but deep deep inside there is one little corner left where I doubt that every word of the Torah is really from heaven.September 9, 2011 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #825070
The Parsha speaks of the idea of getting a divorce, that it must be done with an official document (a Get)etc. Although this is in fact a MITZVAH it is nevertheless a mitzva which is reserved only in critical and unresoved cases, and is done out of necessity. When I learned Masechta Gittin, so right before I started to learn the mishna of “Hameivi Get Mimedinas Hayom”, my rebbi prefaced and noted a beautiful insight: “Hameivi Get”-when you will begin the mesechta of Gittin, and be introduced to the concept of bringing a Get, “Mimedinas Hayom”-you have to understand that it’s memidinas hayom, this is a foreign idea and a foreign concept, unlike all other mitvahs!!
I remember when I first got married I moved to Eretz Yisroel with my new Kalla, and happily set up our house. Finally, when the new zman began I went proudly to Kollel and learned until lunchtime, when I returned home to eat lunch with my wife. In the middle of the meal she asked me “so, what are you learning?”
“Mesechtas Gittin”, I answered.
She nearly choked…lol.. you should have seen her face of horror, LOL
“Can you maybe learn a different gemorrah” she asked politelySeptember 9, 2011 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #825071
That’s great, EI. TY.
Here’s another possible reason that the 2 mitzvos which the Torah rewards with long life ???? ??????? ????, that of Honoring one’s parents ????? ?? ??? and Sending away the mother bird ?????? ???, are connected:
Both deal with the ?????? ??? of PARENTS and Hashem partners with such parents in protecting them and rewarding those who treat them accordingly.
Birds are usually tough to catch, and Hashem does not wish for us to take advantage of the mother bird’s ?????? ??? in protecting her fledglings.September 9, 2011 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #825072
????? ?? ?????? ????..thanks for sharing this foreign concept.
I remember learning that ????? comes before ??????? because Hashem values ???? ??? so much that at times the only remedy for ???? ??? is ?????.
This goes together with your thought that “it is nevertheless a mitzva which is reserved only in critical and unresoved cases, and is done out of necessity.”September 9, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #825073
Rav Avigdor Miller ztz”l
Lacking a ???? can shorten another’s life, as the posuk continues ??? ???? ???? ????? (Dvorim 22:8).
Negligence in safety precautions is a form of bloodshed, but so is any deed that causes others to die before their time.
Included in this is are men and women who mistreat their marriage partners so that they fall ill and die prematurely.
In almost every instance the guilty parties consider themselves blameless. Yet these instances are considered as actual shedding of innocent blood.
(This is in direct contrast to the rav (does anyone remember who?) who said during his wife’s levaya that he does not have to ask from her mechila, as he’d never hurt her during all their years together.)September 9, 2011 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #825074
It could be that’s something we learn from it, but the real reason that Gittin comes before Kiddushin is because it’s longer.September 11, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am #825075
R’Yonatan said he saw and sat on the matzevah of a ben sorer umoreh.The question is how is it possible if the Tanna Kama said it will never happen? One answer is that he was referring to Avshalom who had a din of a ben sorer umoreh( according to the medrash) and R’Yonatan was explaining that this is what happens if one does not kill a ben sorer umoreh as a child.Another answer given is that the Tanna Kamma agrees that a child was killed, but it was a mistake because it was impossible for all the pratim of a ben sorer umoreh to happen all at once.(sefer Mrafsin igri). As a side note the word get(divorce document) is never mentioned in the Torah.Furthermore the letters of the word get, a gimmel and a tet never touch each other throughout the Torah because the essence of the word is to separate.(Vilna Gaon)September 11, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am #825076
Forgot to mention the Bal Haturim gives a gematria for the word sorer = zeh Avshalom ben dovid.
In this weeks parsha there is a pasuk which at first glance seems to be out of order, but with Rashi and Targum Yonason’s explanation there is no misplacement.The pasuk says when I will bring you to mokem zeh(Rashi says this means the Bais HaMikdash)and then says I will give you the land of Eretz Yisroel.The question that could be asked is that Klal Yisroel entered Eretz Yisroel and then got the Bais HaMikdash later why then is the Bais HaMikdash mentioned first? If one goes back to Sefer Shemos to the pasrsha of Korban Peasach one will see a fascinating Targum Yonason. He brings down that Klal Yisroel flew on kanfei nesharim to the mokem HaMikdash to do the mitzvah of Korban Peasach and then went back to mitzrayim.Since Klal Yisroel was at the sit of the Bais HaMikdash first that is why it is mentioned first.September 16, 2011 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #825077
Thanks, everyone. Had what to say at the seudah! Hope you did, too.
A great vort by R Mansour. Thanks, minyan gal.September 16, 2011 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #825078
The Great Benefit Of Reading The Tochacha
The Gemara in Megila (31b) says that we read the Tochacha in Parshas Ki Savo RIGHT BEFORE Rosh HaShana in order that “Tichleh Shana V’Kililoseha”,(???????? ?????? ?????????) the year and its curses should end. What does READING the Tochacha help our situation?
Hashem promised that when there is no Bais HaMikdash we can still bring Korbanos by saying and learning the Parshiyos related to the Korbanos, “U’Nishalma Parim Sifaseinu ??????????? ??????? ??????????? (Hoshea 14:3).”
“Similarly,” says the Radomsker Rebbe, “we read the Tochacha and by saying it, if we were deserving of its punishments, it should be considered AS IF it befell us r”l through the reading, and going forward, only bracha should come our way.”
Tiferes Shlomo Of Radomsk
From revach.netSeptember 16, 2011 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #825079
Do As I Say, Do As I Do…-The Brisker Rav
The pasuk in the parsha (28:9) “V’Halachta B’Drachav” ??????????? ???????????, to go in the ways of Hashem, is the basis for all good Middos Min HaTorah. Chazal tell us that the gemara says (Sotah 14a) that this mitzva teaches us to clothe the poor and visit the sick.
Generally this Mitzva is used to teach us that kindness and compassion is Min HaTorah because by acting this way we are emulating Hashem. The MiShulchan Govoa says that the Brisker Rav understood this Mitzva to be FAR BEYOND the realm of compassion. Its root is Hashem’s will.
The Gemara (Megila 13b) tells the story of Rochel warning Yaakov that her father Lavan is a crook and he will not give her to him to marry. Yaakov tells her not to worry because he knows how to deal with trickery himself. Rochel then asks him, “Is it permitted for a tzaddik to deal with trickery?” Yaakov answers with the pasuk [(slightly different) Shmuel bais 22:27 and Tehillim 18:27], “Im Navar Tisbarar V’Im Ikeish Tispatal” with the pure -deal purely, with the crooked- deal crookedly.
Even so the question remains, how can a tzaddik be crooked?
The Brisker Rov answers that there is no such thing as absolute crooked and straight. Only the Ratzon of Hashem matters. Since Hashem commanded us to follow His ways, when dealing with people whom the pasuk tells us that Hashem acts crookedly with the crooked, kiviyachol, so too, we must emulate his ways and act crooked at times.
Middos are not an end to itself. Do not be holier than thou or more compassionate than Hashem. Do as he does and do not create your own Torah. The only benchmark we focus on, is the will of our creator!
revach.netSeptember 16, 2011 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #825080
????? ?? ???? ??? ???? (Dvorim 28:13)
Isn’t it obvious that if we are the head, then we are not the tail? Why the double lashon?
To teach us that you should be a head of a head, and not a head of a tail.
This is similar to the teaching in Pirkei Avos ??? ??? ?????? ???? ??? ??? ???????, that we should be the tail of lions rather than the head of foxes.
The Ohev Yisrael of Apta
Maayna shel TorahSeptember 16, 2011 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #825081
Hafotora of Ki Savo (Yeshayahu 60)
?????? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ??? ???? (Yeshayahu 60:21), And your people are all righteous, they shall inherit the land forever, they are the branch of my plantings.
(Incidentally, we say this before Pirkei Avos)
How can we say that we will be only tzadikim? Don’t we see any reshaim? Or baynonim?
Hashem in His kindness gives us the opportunity to correct our flaws by returning us as gilgulim until we get it right and have our tikkun. That is how we are all tzaddikim. This is also alluded by the plural “plantings,” we are planted and reincarnated several times in this world till even the wicked become righteous.
??? ????? ?????
????? ?? ????September 16, 2011 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #825082
Thanks for the folloing vort, sam4321
Anyone else?September 16, 2011 6:15 pm at 6:15 pm #825083
Could someone add some ???? here PLEASE so there’s something more to be said by the ??????
THANKS in advanceSeptember 16, 2011 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #825084
The Rambam brings down in Hilchos Bikkurim that bikkurim has no shuir, but the Rabbanim say to give 1/60.
The Yo’ir Kino brings proofs for this number of 1/60.There is a gemara in kesubos(111b)which says even a barren tree in eretz yisroel will produce two donkey loads of produce.We then have a gemar in B.M(80a) which says a donkey load is 15 sa’ehs.The mishna in Bikkurim(1:11) says even if one has only one tree they are obligated to bring bikkurim.Lastly, we have a mishnah in keliem (12:3) that says a tenneh(basket)has a capacity of 1/2 of a sa’eh.
So if one has only one tree the minium amount of produce he will have is 30 sa’eh (two loads of 15).Then when the Torah says to bring a tenneh which is a half a sa’eh the amount comes out to be 1/60.
The Baal Hatturim says the pasuk alludes to 1/60:1)the word tenneh equls 60.2)samech =(60) is the only letter missing from the parsha of bikkurim .September 16, 2011 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #825085
Rabbi Mordechai Gifter zt”l, former R”H in Telz, once asked a question on bikkurim. The farmer finally picked his first fruits, wrapped them up lovingly in a beautiful basket, and marches proudly to Yerushalayim for the mitzvah of Bikurrim. The Rambam brings down how the locals would greet the weary travellers with much pomp and glory, with song and dance etc. It must have been a sight to behold! Imagine the simcha, imagine the delight and happiness that pervaded these farmers, and how appreciative of the opportunity to perform this mitzvah. They must have been ecstatic! So why is there a mitzvah, to be happy? The posuk says “V’Somachta B’Chol HaTov”, that the farmer must be happy with his lot. How can he not be happy??
The answer is, and this touches on the psyche of the human mind, that no matter how lucky you are to attend this beautiful celebration, and to proudly present your beautiful basket of delicious fruit to the Kohen, but you always look at the next guy’s basket…how did he make so much this year? It so much more than what I have! Why is his crop more larger and juicier? You start comparing your lot with s/1 elses, and then suddenly…poof…you’re no longer happy!!
“Vesomachtah B’Chol HaTov”- you musr appreciate what Hashem gave you and BE HAPPY, look at your basket WITHOUT COMPARING IT TO OTHERS. We have to appreciate our lot and to thank Hashem no matter what He gave us, because ultimately, He knows what is for our best.
L’Chaim L’Chaim!September 16, 2011 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #825086
sam4321 & BaalHabooze
Whoa! Those divrei Torah are great!
??? (basket) = ?? in gematriya, 1/60th is the shiur, and that letter is the only one missing from the parsha of bikkurim!
And what a great message not to compare oneself to others since it would reduce our simcha. One would also develop gratitude for what one DOES have.
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