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1)

What does the La'avof "Al Techalel es Bitcha ... " entail? What is the status of the daughter?

1.

Rashi and Rashbam: It is a La'av against giving one's unmarried daughter 1 to a man to live with without Kidushin.

2.

Ramban #1: It is a La'av against giving one's daughter to a man with whom Kidushin cannot take effect. 2


1

See Ramban, who proves from a number of sources that, le'Halachah, the term 'Z'nus' is not applicable to an unmarried woman (See Ramban, DH 'Aval ha'Beraisa'). See also R. Chavel's footnotes.

2

Chayvei K'risus, Avadim or Nochrim (See Ramban, DH 've'Rashi Kasav').

2)

And what is the meaning of the latter half of the Pasuk?

1.

Rashi: If you do so, the land will 'prostitute' its fruit, to produce it in a different country. 1

2.

Ramban: It is a La'av against a man living with a woman and a woman living with a man, without Kidushin. 2

3.

Targum Yonasan: It means that one should not hold back one's daughters from marrying before they come of age, 3 so that they are not tempted to go after the people of the land and fill it with depravity.


1

Rashi: as the Pasuk writes in Yirmiyah, 3:3.

2

See also R. Chavel's footnotes.

3

Sifsei Chachamim: when they become Bogros at twelve and a half.

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