Questions for the Week of Parshas Shemos
Food For Thought
May an adult hand a child food that is not kosher?
May an adult instruct a child to turn on the lights?
If a child turned on the lights may adults benefit from them?
If one forgot to turn out the refrigerator light may one ask a child to open the refrigerator door?
Answers coming next week.
Vort on the Parsha
Hashem tells Moshe Rabeinu that not only will Aharon your brother not be upset with you for being appointed the redeemer of Israel, he will be happy in his heart for you.
Rav Sternbuch shlita heard in the name of Rav Chaim of Brisk, that when a rav declares that an animal is treif and it must be discarded, a person might be disheartened by the monetary loss but manages to get on with life, but when the same rav rules that one’s litigant is correct and one must pay him, anger builds up inside and the same person finds it hard to come to terms with the verdict.
The reason is because one is more concerned when the other party gets credit then oneself not getting credited.
Aharon, although being Moshe’s older brother, and he was the one who suffered all the hardships in Egypt together with the People of Israel all the while Moshe was in Midyan (and according to the Midrash he was away for many years), nevertheless he was truly happy about Moshe’s appointment.
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