Now You Know The Rest Of The Story..........
The Torah Matzav
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Alexander Rebbe זצ"ל is quoted as having said there
were two groups at the levaya of בועז, one saying to look at the
lifetime of צדקות and even
he was נכשל at
the end by marrying a מואבית.
The second group saying to note the Hashgacha
that he was kept alive to a very ripe old age
in order to marry רות and bring
forth the progeny that would result in דוד המלך and משיח. Who was right?
Said the Rebbe, We cannot use the Hashgacha to
interpret the Halacha, what we must do is use
the Halacha to interpret the Hashgacha and as
the Beis Din of שמואל decided
"מואבי and not מואבית" then we understand that
Hashgacha kept בועז alive to
fulfill that Mitzvah and linkage to משיח
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