Questions for the Week of Parshas Behar
Food For Thought
According to the Rama Ashkenazim, may one place ice in water or cola, and if yes why?
May one crush the ice inside ones drink or stir the drink to melt the ice?
Is one permitted to defrost frozen orange juice?
What if the top of the jug of water iced up and the way to the water is to break the ice on top of the jug, is it permitted?
Answers coming next week.
Vort On the Parsha
The Torah teaches (25:14) us not to cheat in business and not to raise prices above the average. Why though is this written after the laws of shmitah? Is there a connection?
Rav Sternbuch eloquently points out that during the shmitah year, one realizes that Hashem is the provider and even when ones land lies fallow one is still provided and cared for. Subsequent to this practical lesson in Hashgacha one does not try to grab from another person what is not rightly his, because the Provider is Hashem.
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