"We are closer to G-d when we are asking the questions, than when we think we have the answers" Heschel

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rut, Geirut and Kabalat ha'Torah: (Megilat Ruth Chapter 1) - לעילוי נשמת אלקע בת שמואל

FNQ – New Shiur – Series: Controversial Stories in Tanach

I gave this shiur last night in memory of my grandmother Elsie Miller a'h whose yartzei is today (כז אייר). She, like Ruth, was a princess of a women whose memory is honored by her many descendants living and teaching Torah in Eretz Yisrael. Her neshama should have an aliya.

This shiur deals with some of the controversial issues in Megilat Ruth. Some of the questions I discussed include:

  1. Did Orpah and Ruth convert prior to marrying Machlon and Kilyon?
  2. If they did why did Ruth seemingly convert again, and why did Naomi try and send them away back to their idolatrous people?
  3. If they didn't why did Boaz marry Ruth since technically Ruth was never married to his relative?
  4. Why do we read Megilat Ruth on Shavuot?
Rut, Geirut and Kabbalat Ha'Torah - Audio Shiur
Rut source sheet

What do you think?

Binyamin – always looking for a good question

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