Thirteen Midos 06

In this shiur Rabbi Triebitz brings more evidence for the points that he made in last week’s shiur. He shows how the purpose of the midos, and particularly gezeira shava, is to create a new text. Not only does gezeira shava create new meaning within the words, but it also frees up other words that would have been used for those halachos so that new laws can be learnt from them.

Perhaps this is the real meaning of the concept of ‘black fire on white fire’ mentioned in the midrash as the primal Torah.

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