Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gittin Daf 21

The Gemara after describing a Get that is given while it is on the husbands field and then the field is given as a gift, asks "vha matana, medayta isa, baal korcha lessa?" a gift can only be received willingly, not against the persons will.
We can learn a lesson from this that one can only receive a gift if one is willing to accept it. G-d constantly gives us gifts like Shabbos and other Mitzvos but we have to be willing to receive the gifts for the gift to be ours. Often people view these gifts as burdens and feel like they are forced to take them against their will. To truly benefit from these gifts one must appreciate and accept them as the gift that they are.

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