Friday, October 10, 2008

Daf Yomi Gittin daf 90: Al Tacharosh Al Re'echa

From yesterday's daf Yomi {Gittin daf 90}:
Rav Mesharshia said to Rava: If he decided in his heart to divorce her, yet she is still living with him and waits upon him {ומשמשתו}, what? {The reply:} We apply to him the verse {Mishlei 3:29}:
כט אַל-תַּחֲרֹשׁ עַל-רֵעֲךָ רָעָה; וְהוּא-יוֹשֵׁב לָבֶטַח אִתָּךְ. 29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
I would suggest that as a matter of the mechanics of the derash, and the way this pasuk in Mishlei is being understood: רֵעֲךָ could be understood in the sense of רעיתי, beloved, as in Shir Hashirim. And תַּחֲרֹשׁ in the sense either of "plowing" or remaining silent.

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