Condolences on the passing of Richard Kaplan husband of Adelle Kaplan, father of Mark and Nicholas Kaplan.    Mazeltov to Glenn and Nicole Waner on Jacobs Barmitzvah and mazeltov to grandparents Rodney and Evelyn Waner and Barbara Katz and Moshe Katz.    Mazeltov to Howard and Janice Talpert on the birth of a grandson born in Israel and mazeltov to parents Caylee and Assaf Sarid.

Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

The Torah tells us of one’s responsibility if he injures another person, “… and he shall be healed” (Exodus 21:19) — meaning that the injurer must pay the doctor bills for the damaged person. The Talmud (Brochos 60a) teaches us that from this verse is derived the principle that a doctor is permitted to heal. Why does the Torah need to tell us that a doctor is permitted to heal?

The Chozeh of Lublin commented on this that a doctor only has permission to heal. He does not have a right to despair about a person’s being healed. Even though a doctor might see from his experience that people in similar situations usually do not recover, the Almighty has the final say about any person’s recovery. Never give up hope! There are plenty of people who have lived for many years after doctors have said that they would not get well.

2020 Sandton Shul Batmitzvah Ceremony