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1)

On what grounds does the Torah permit marrying an Eishes Y'fas To'ar?

1.

Rashi: The Torah permits her to counter the Yeitzer-ha'Ra, 1 who will otherwise talk him into marrying her be'Isur. 2


1

Rashi: If he does marry her however, he is headed for trouble - Refer to 21:15:1:1.

2

See Sifsei Chachamim and Ba'al ha'Turim.

2)

Why does the Torah insert the word "Eishes"?

1.

Rashi: To permit her even if she is married.

3)

What if she is not beautiful?

1.

Ramban (citing the Sifri): Her beauty is irrelevant. 1


1

Refer to 21:11:4, and the Torah only mentions it because that is normally the case.

4)

Why does the Torah insert the words "Vechashakta bah"?

1.

Ramban (citing the Sifri): To teach us a. that the Heter is based on his desire for her, and that, consequently, she is permitted to him even if she is not beautiful and b. that he is only permitted if he has a desire for her but because he fancies her as a wife.

5)

What are the connotations of "Velakachta l'cha le'Ishah"?

1.

Rashi and Ramban #1: Refer to 21:13:5:2*.

2.

Ramban #2 (citing Kidushin, 21b and Sifri): It means that the first Bi'ah is permitted immediately. 1


1

Refer to 21:13:5:1*.

6)

Why does the Torah add the word "L'cha"?

1.

Ramban (citing the Sifri): To teach us that he is not permitted to take her as a wife for his father or his brother. 1


1

Ramban (citing Kidushin, 22b): Or to take two women, one for his son and one for himself (See Ramban).

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