Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Its Honey Year, not Honey Moon

This is rather interesting. There is a very obscure passage in the Torah that tells us how a man should treat his wife. Let's take a look:
YLT Dt 24:5 'When a man taketh a new wife, he doth not go out into the host, and one doth not pass over unto him for anything; free he is at his own house one year, and hath rejoiced his wife whom he hath taken.
So as you can see from this passage, a man has to rejoice together with his new wife for the whole year. So Torah effectively commands us to observe a Honey Year together with a new wife. 

This is a very wise commandment because as the rest of the Torah it celebrates life and happiness. Therefore a man is even exempt from a military service for 1 year. This part of the passage is repeated in Deuteronomy 20:7 (see also Deut 20:1-9).

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