Hence it may well be part of God’s plan for some contemporary yeshivot to prefer one reading, others to prefer another and the mainstream to prefer a third. Likewise part of the plan is the debate about these readings that befits a beit midrash, where each one is tested for its merits and weaknesses. But if the result of such a debate is a draw – as I am suggesting it might be in our case – the most proper thing for each camp is to subscribe to the reading most relevant for them, while recognizing that there is also truth found in the others. To read more at the Jewish Press, click here.
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