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How to Hide From G-d

Understanding the Psychology and Spirituality of the Laws of Sotah

1 hr 30 min

Class Summary:

This class was presented on Thursday, Parshas Naso, 12 Sivan, 5783, June 1, 2023, at Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in Monsey, NY.

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    A woman who admits to adulatory is sentenced to death, she is not simply divorced from her husband to move on with her life

    A woman who admits to adulatory is sentenced to death, she is not simply divorced from her husband to move on with her life.
    how does the rabbi skip the laws regarding adulterer and adulteress whom are sentenced to death? the woman is given a chance to drink the sota water to save herself from the deadly accusations. if she admits guilt while facing the sota water she is put to death as is the man she committed adulatory with as well.

    The 347th prohibition is that one is forbidden to have relations with one's neighbor's wife.

    The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement, "do not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife. "There are various forms of punishment for one who transgresses this prohibition. If she was a betrothed maiden [na'ara m'urasa], she is executed by stoning, as explained in Scripture. He, however, is executed by strangulation.

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    • Anonymous -1 year ago

      This is not true in this case. do your homework properly!

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      • Anonymous -1 year ago

        Adultery is a very grave sin, carrying the death penalty.

        See; Naso https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/110550/jewish/Torah-Studies-Naso.htm

        and See; (Leviticus) - Chapter 20 Verse 10
        "And a man who commits adultery with [another] man's wife, committing adultery with the wife of his fellow the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death."The adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death: Wherever a death penalty is mentioned in the Torah without specification [as to the mode of death, it exclusively refers to strangulation. — [Torath Kohanim 20:106, Sanh. 52b]

        And

        How in the world could anyone in his right mind accuse Moses of engaging in adultery; a capital violation and one of the Ten Commandments? https://www.chabadwestside.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3711857/jewish/Korach.htm  

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    The sotah who passes the test then has

    Easier birthing, or a baby where she was barren before etc. 

    So then a woman who was barren during the time the Beis Hamigdash was standing could think to give the husband room for suspension and then seclude with the man in order to go thru the sotah ritual and be rewarded with a baby? (She would know that she's innocent).

    This is similar to the idea in the previous maamer to give the enemy (the barrenness) a sense of false temporary victory in order to overpower him. 

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    Hashem allows His name to be dissolved

    In the Sotah ritual if she's guilty.

    Notice that Hashem went further when He allowed His name to be shattered on the luchos when the yidden were guilty of "adultery " with avoda Zora. 

    But where was the warning against this? The yidden sinned with the chait haegel BEFORE Moshe came down with the luchos. 

    Maybe you can say that they were warned beforehand with the 7 Noahide laws.

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    • Anonymous -1 year ago

      This point made before a similar point made later in the sicha

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    what is anava

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  • Anonymous -1 year ago

    If she fails the Sotah ritual then both

    She and the Paramor die. But....she alone was warned.  He was not warned. Perhaps he doesn't know of the warning.  Perhaps he doesn't know that she was married. 

    Why should he die if he doesn't know she was married and warned? She could have seduced him!

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Chassidus: Likkutei Sichos Vol. 4 Parshas Nasso

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