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Ki Teitzei

September 5, 2014
By bethmordecai
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Parashat Ki Teitzei (כי תצא) — Sinning: Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Parashat Ki Teitzei 2014/5774 (Triennial I) -- Sinning: Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should In this week's Torah portion, we read of the laws concerning marriage to a beautiful maiden who was captured in battle (Deuteronomy 21:10-14); dealing with unloved and loved sons from different mothers (Deuteronomy 21:15-17); and the handling of a rebellious and wayward son (Deuteronomy 21:18-21). In Daat Z'kenim, an anthology of rabbinic interpretations from the Tosafot (12th-14th Centuries, France & Germany), conflation of these three laws are seen an example of "aveirah goreret aveirah," of how a sin causes [one to commit] another sin" -- when one takes a captured maiden as[...]

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