Thursday, June 05, 2008

Dvar Torah for Shavuot

Here's a good dvar torah for Shavuot.

Good dvar torah I heard this afternoon. In Parshat Naso we read about the story of the sotah, woman accused of adultery. She drinks water with a potion and a piece of paper on it with Hashem's name. Hashem's name is erased. Why is this done? To maintain shalom bayis (marital harmony) in the home. This Rabbi's chavruta said an interesting vort, in Judaism we would rather erase Hashem's name to preserve peace. The Yishmaelim (Muslims) kill themselves in the name of Allah.He also said that Avraham represents Chessed (kindness), Yitzchok represents Gevurah (strength) and Yaakov represents Torah. Chessed is great but it can be misused and lead to arayot (promiscuity), Gevurah is good, but if it's misused, it can lead to shefichat damim (murder). Torah is the right balance between Chessed and Gevurah.

Shabat shalom and Moadim L'Simcha.


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