Day 5

Day 5

Written on 08/27/2020


Deuteronomy 23:25-24:4

25 “When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat enough grapes to satisfy your appetite; but you are not to put any in your basket. 

26 When you enter your neighbor’s field of growing grain, you may pluck ears with your hand; but you are not to put a sickle to your neighbor’s grain.

“Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house. 

She leaves his house, goes and becomes another man’s wife; 

but the second husband dislikes her and writes her a get, gives it to her and sends her away from his house; or the second husband whom she married dies. 

In such a case her first husband, who sent her away, may not take her again as his wife, because she is now defiled. It would be detestable to Adonai, and you are not to bring about sin in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance.

 

Matthew 19:3-12

Some P’rushim came and tried to trap him by asking, “Is it permitted for a man to divorce his wife on any ground whatever?” 

He replied, “Haven’t you read that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female,

and that he said, ‘For this reason a man should leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two are to become one flesh’?

Thus they are no longer two, but one. So then, no one should split apart what God has joined together.”

They said to him, “Then why did Moshe give the commandment that a man should hand his wife a get and divorce her?”

He answered, “Moshe allowed you to divorce your wives because your hearts are so hardened. But this is not how it was at the beginning. 

Now what I say to you is that whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery!”

10 The talmidim said to him, “If that is how things are between husband and wife, it would be better not to marry!” 

11 He said to them, “Not everyone grasps this teaching, only those for whom it is meant. 

12 For there are different reasons why men do not marry — some because they were born without the desire, some because they have been castrated, and some because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever can grasp this, let him do so.”