VAYEIRA (Genesis, 18:1 22:24) — “Girl Talk?”

Yose ben Yochanan says: “… don’t engage in too much conversation with the woman.” This was said about one’s own wife; all the more so does it apply to another’s wife.… the Sages said: “anyone who engages in too much conversation with women causes evil to himself, neglects Torah study, and will eventually inherit Gehinnom.  (The Hebrew term for … a very hot place!!)”

Not very politically correct!

This is, to say the very least, very difficult to understand.  The part about overdoing conversation with someone else’s wife is understandable.  Human nature being what it is, it is certainly wise for men and women who are not married to each other to set parameters as to how much friendly conversation is appropriate.  But what’s wrong with talking to your wife?…

Read more. 

Additional messages from previous years: 

“A Prayer and an Opportunity” (2010)

“Immaculate Deception?” (2009)

 “What’s So Funny?” (2006) 

“Would Abraham Give Candy to Trick-or-Treaters?” (2005)

“The Most Powerful Force on Earth” (2003) 

“Not Now, G-d, I’m Busy . . . I’ll Talk to You Later!” (2002) 

“Could the Twin Towers Have Been Saved?”(2001) 

“Under the Influence of Dregs” (2000) 

 

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Published in: on October 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

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