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For the week ending 28 April 2018 / 13 Iyyar 5778

Horayot 9 - 14

by Rabbi Moshe Newman
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Rabbi Chiya bar Aba said in the name of Rabbi Yochanan: From where do we learn that the Holy One, blessed is He, does not withhold reward even for someone who uses decent and wholesome speech? From the daughters of Lot. The older daughter called their son “Moav” (implying “from my father” — Rashi), speaking in a brazen and undignified manner. As a result, G-d told Moshe that he could cause trouble for the nation of Moav. On the other hand, the younger daughter called her son “Ben Ami” (using “clean” language, not wanting to make known that he was from her father — Rashi). For this she was rewarded that G-d told Moshe not to cause any trouble to Amon, her son’s nation.

  • Horayot 10b

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