Avodah – Perek Shirah, 29th Tishrei, 5771

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Perek Shira

Perek Shirah: The House Goose – The Only Living Eye Witness

The house goose sings “Hodu L’ashem Kiru Bishmo Hodi’u Ba’amim Alilosov”, thank Hashem, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people (Tehilim 105:1). Why the house goose? Why are they calling to all the nations.

Rav Sasson Chazan in his Sefer HaShira HaZos explains as follows. In Tehilim (117) it says, “Halelu Es Hashem Kol Goyim…” the goyim will praise Hashem for the kindness. The gemara in Pesachim (118b) as explained according to the meforshim, say that only the goyim who have plotted against us whose plots were constantly foiled by Hashem, know the amazing kindness that Hashem has done with us. We ourselves have no idea because these devious plans never came to fruition.

A house duck hangs around the house seeing the things that we do not. For example, a burglar may be stalking a Yid’s house in middle of the night, when suddenly the Yid wakes up to take a drink. The burglar is scared off and the only eyewitness is the house goose, taking this all in from the outside.

It is impossible for us to realize all the good Hashem does for us because much of it takes place behind our back. However the house goose is watching. Listen to it praise Hashem and follow suit, because in its song it is telling your story.

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Halacha Tshuvos 12th Av 5769

 

Halacha – Tshuvos – 12th Av, 5769

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Putting Someone in Jail On Shabbos

The Shulchan Aruch paskens (OC 339:4) that you cannot judge someone on Shabbos. The Rema says that based on this you cannot put someone in jail on Shabbos even if it means that he will escape before Motza’ei Shabbos. The Mishna Brura (14) says that if a person may run away and cause his wife to become an Aguna where she cannot remarry then it is permissible to lock him up to make sure he doesn’t run away.

The Piskei Tshuvos brings from the Tzitz Eliezer that a person who endangers the welfare of the people may also be locked up on Shabbos. However he suggests that if possible you should lock him in his house instead of the jailhouse. Also it is better to have goy lock him up.

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Avodah Perek Shira 10th Av 5769

 

Perek Shira – 10th Av, 5769

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Perek Shira

Perek Shira: The House Goose – The Only Living Eye Witness

The house goose sings “Hodu L’ashem Kiru Bishmo Hodi’u Ba’amim Alilosov”, thank Hashem, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people (Tehilim 105:1). Why the house goose? Why are they calling to all the nations.

Rav Sasson Chazan in his Sefer HaShira HaZos explains as follows. In Tehilim (117) it says, “Halelu Es Hashem Kol Goyim…” the goyim will praise Hashem for the kindness. The gemara in Pesachim (118b) as explained according to the meforshim, say that only the goyim who have plotted against us whose plots were constantly foiled by Hashem, know the amazing kindness that Hashem has done with us. We ourselves have no idea because these devious plans never came to fruition.

A house duck hangs around the house seeing the things that we do not. For example, a burglar may be stalking a Yid’s house in middle of the night, when suddenly the Yid wakes up to take a drink. The burglar is scared off and the only eyewitness is the house goose, taking this all in from the outside.

It is impossible for us to realize all the good Hashem does for us because much of it takes place behind our back. However the house goose is watching. Listen to it praise Hashem and follow suit, because in its song it is telling your story.

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Halacha – Health – 24th Sivan, 5769

 

Halacha – Health – 24th Sivan, 5769

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Nishmas Adam: Can Bais Din Force A Non-Jewish Doctor To Treat A Jew?

The Nishmas Avrohom writes (CM 427) that seemingly a non-Jew does not have an obligation to save another person. If so in a case where Bais Din has the authority to force a non-Jewish doctor to treat a Jew to save his life when he refuses to do so, would Bais Din be able to use its power to force him to do so or is there no obligation for Bnei Noach to treat a sick man?

He brings the Shiltei Giborim (Kesubos 24b Rif) who says that if a non-Jewish woman nursed a Jewish child long enough that the child would only take milk from her, if she then refused to nurse the child Bais Din can force her to continue and pay her for her services.

From here, says the Nishmas Adam, it seems that if there is no Jewish doctor who is able to treat the patient, Bais Din can pay the non-Jewish doctor and force him to treat the Jew. He adds that Rav Yehoshua Noivert agreed with him.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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Halacha Day To Day – 18th Sivan, 5769

 

Halacha Day To Day – 18th Sivan, 5769

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Food Touched Before Negel Vasser

The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (2:5) says that you should not touch food before washing Negel Vasser since a Ruach Ra is on your hands and can damage the food. The She’arim Metzuyanim BaHalacha brings the Shulchan Aruch HaRav who says that this does not apply to a non-Jew since the Ruach Ra is only attracted to the Kedusha of Jewish Neshama.

Regarding a child, he says that there is also no problem because a child receives its main “Nefesh D’Kedusha” only at Bar Mitzva. However the Maharsham says that a child is more susceptible to this Ruach Ra and one should be even more careful to make sure the child does not touch food before Negel Vasser. The Pri Megadim also says to be careful with a child.

If food was touched, the poskim say that the food can be eaten since the Teva has changed and we don’t really worry about these things anymore. The Mishna Brura (4:14) brings from the Malbim that if food was touched before Negel Vasser it should be rinsed three times before eating it.

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Daily Reminder – 19th Nissan, 5769

 

Daily Reminder – 19th Nissan, 5769

The Problem With Speaking Lashon Hara To A Non-Jew

You must be especially careful not to talk Lashon Hara about another Jew to a non-Jew. In addition to the issur of Lashon Hara it will cause a Chilul Shem Shamayim. The non-Jew will stereotype and say that all Jews behave that way. This will causing harm to all of Klal Yisroel all because you couldn’t control yourself!

“Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L’Miriam BaDerech B’Tzaischem MiMitzrayim”

The Ramban and other Rishonim count among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe. The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara. More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.

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