Now You Know The Rest Of The Story..........
The Torah Matzav
Monday, August 28, 2023
HONEY WE HAVE A DATE
Hashavua כי תבא
Chasam Sofer's apology
The Chasam Sofer. felt that he might have offended
Yismach Moishe (R. Moishe Teitelbaum
ZT"L) by being
overly critical of Chasidim.
The Ch. S.
sent an apology letter trying to appease him.
The Ch. S. starts by asking the following question.
How do Chazal know thatדבשof the שבעת המינים are dates?
On the פסוק of כל שאור וכל דבש לא תקטירו Rashi
explains that nectar from all fruits is called דבש
so how did Chazal know that it is not any other
fruit but dates?
The Ch. S. answered, that by ביכורים it says מראשית( is
also translated the best)
best honey comes from a Teitelbaum