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Shabbat Parashat Naso 5773
Naso | 9 Sivan 5773 | 18/05/2013
Parashat Hashavua: Kin’ah – Good or Bad?In the section of the Torah on sota (a woman suspected of adultery), the Torah mentions several times the root kin’ah (Bamidbar 5: 11-31). This clearly refers to the preliminary reaction of the husband to his wife’s behavior. However, the exact meaning of the word is not fully clear and impacts the way we view the scenario that unfolds before beit din. Therefore, we will take a look at sources that can help determine exactly what this word means and what it indicates. The gemara in Sota (2b) presents three opinions on the topic. Reish Lakish says that it is a matter of “placing jealousy between the woman and others.” Abaye is cited as saying that it places jealousy between the husband and wife. The gemara concludes that according to these exegetical opinions, it is forbidden for the husband to go through the process of kinuy. According to the opinion (Rav Nachman) that it is permitted to do kinuy, the word means a warning.
Ask the Rabbi: Treatment of Leftover BreadWhat are the halachot of treatment of bread at the end of a meal?
Ein Ayah: Presence of Hashem in the Mind of a SinnerBar Kappara commented: What is a small passage that all the foundations of the Torah are connected to? “In all your ways, know Him, and He will straighten your ways” (Mishlei 3:6). Rava said: This applies even to matters of sin. Rav Pappa said: This is what people refer to when they say: “A thief is at the mouth of the tunnel [i.e., he dug to the place from which he will steal], and he calls out to Hashem.”
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