Talmud Sotah

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Sotah6- Did the Sotah Water Always Work?

TTfT 1186- Sotah6- Did the Sotah Water Always Work? There are a number of cases in which the Sotah Water would not be effective. The Talmud describes, based on the verse, “The man shall be free of sin,” that the Water only works if he did not sin by having relations with her on the more »

Sotah10- The Story of Yehudah and Tamar

TTfT 1190, Sotah10- The Story of Yehudah and Tamar The story of Yehudah and Tamar seems to leave Yehudah in a very compromising situation. As the Talmud understands it, however, it is actually Yehudah at one of his greatest moments. When the verse describes Shmishon going to the city Timnah it describes him as “going more »

Sotah22- Female Attractiveness and the Quality Called Tzniyus

TTfT 1202. The Talmud has been dealing with cases of false piety. For example, a person makes it look like he is very pious and saintly, but really something else is going on. We gave examples of this in the last session. Here the Talmud digresses and discusses an authentic expression of piety. We can more »

Sotah31- The Message Between the Lines- Examples of Kisiv and Kiri

TTfT 1211. Sometimes in Torah a word is written one way, but our tradition indicates that it is meant to be pronounced or understood in a different way. Bible critics seize on such instances and say it must be a mistake. Yet careful study of the written and pronounced form yields secrets regarding the real more »

Sotah34- Yehoshua, Kaleiv, and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism

TTfT 1214. Moshe sent 12 spies into what would become the land of Israel asking them to bring back a report about the land. Ten of the spies brought back a bad report; they interpreted their findings in a way that would demoralize the people. (Yehoshua and Kaleiv insisted that the land was good and more »

Sotah35- Mistake of the Spies- Torah is not just a song

TTfT 1215   The Talmud tells us that Dovid referred to Torah as a song (zemer) and was called to task for doing so because the word song (zemer) seems to indicate a casual relationship with Torah. We note that at the end of Parshas Veyeilech, Moshe calls the Torah a song (shira). There is more »