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Q&A Why must yefas toar be allowed

We have in Ki Setze the laws of 'yefas toar' meaning a non-Jewish woman captured in war whom a Jewish man now wants as his wife. The meforshim (commentators) say that the only reason this was allow...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by interested‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by ka00‭

#2: Post edited by user avatar msh210‭ · 2021-08-17T21:19:23Z (almost 3 years ago)
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Why must yefas toar be allowed
  • We have in this weeks sidra the laws of 'yefas toar' meaning a non-Jewish woman captured in war and now a Jewish man wants her as his wife. The meforshim say that the only reason this was a allowed is because if there was a law against it it would not be kept since the yetser hora is very strong on this. So rather than people sinning we made the law that it is allowed..
  • The question is asked why must one make it allowed. Hashem could made the yeser hora less on this and then people wouldnt sin.
  • We have in Ki Setze the laws of 'yefas toar' meaning a non-Jewish woman captured in war whom a Jewish man now wants as his wife. The meforshim (commentators) say that the only reason this was allowed is that if there were a law against it it would not be kept since the yetser hora (temptation) is very strong on this. So rather than have people sin, Hashem made the law that it is allowed.
  • Why must Hashem gave allowed it? He could made the yetser hora less on this and then people wouldn't sin.
#1: Initial revision by user avatar interested‭ · 2021-08-17T17:56:45Z (almost 3 years ago)
Why must yefas toar be allowed
We have in this weeks sidra the laws of 'yefas toar' meaning a non-Jewish woman captured in war and now a Jewish man wants her as his wife. The meforshim say that the only reason this was a allowed is because if there was a law against it it would not be kept since the yetser hora is very strong on this.  So rather than people sinning we made the law that it is allowed..
The question is asked why must one make it allowed. Hashem could made the yeser hora less on this and then people wouldnt sin.