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Weekly Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 41

August 26, 2023; 9 Elul, 5783

Parsha his week’s Parsha discusses the concept of an Aishes Yefas To’ar – taking a captive woman. The Torah says, “…and you will take [her] for yourself as a wife.” (Devarim 21:11) Rashi explains that the Torah is addressing the Yetzer Hara. If the Torah did not provide a permissible manner of taking a captive woman, then some soldiers would take a captive woman in a manner that was not permissible. The bolded word “lecha” – for yourself, in the above referenced Posuk appears to be superfluous. Who else would one be taking a wife for if not for yourself? ....


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