Tuesday, March 22, 2011
parshas zachor - mitzvah bo yoseir mibshlucho?
I was asked to lein P' Zachor this past Shabbos, but did not have to do the rest of the leining. By coincidence, it was taken care of by my son's chavrusa. Afterward, I asked him why he didn't ask to do zachor as well. B'pashtus, one fulfills the mitzvah of reading zachor through shome'a k'oneh. According to at least some Achronim, the din of shome'a k'oneh is based on the principle of shlichus. My son's yeshiva is learning kiddushin, so the boys know very well the whole sugya of mitzvah bo yoseir m'bshlucho. QED that there should be a hidur in reading the parsha oneself rather than rely on the shome'a k'oneh shlichus of someone else. Agree or disagree? (I left him and my son to debate the point.)