8/06/2006

Having Fun While Giving a Dvar Torah

I spoke during shaleshudis today, at the out-of-town shul where a close friend is Rabbi. I spoke about the contradiction between Zachor and Shamor which this week's parsha presents. I advanced the notion that there's an underlying unity by citing the drasha from the Gemara in Brachot that 'kol she-yeshno be-shmirah, yeshno be-zekhira' and then added that based on this drasha, the Shulchan Arukh rules that a woman may make kiddush for a man. I couldn't see everyone, but I got a report that one mechanech almost jumped out of his chair. I couldn't resist. I enjoy stirring the pot too much.
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