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Does A Man Need To Marry A Woman?

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

The Divine Code for January 21, 2023

Today: Pages 436 - 438

Topic Chapter 3:16 - 4:1

A man should marry a woman, and she should be an established wife for him, as it says, ''Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and cling to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.''

This is the means of establishing a society, which is accomplished through a man bonding with his wife and having children with her, as it says, ''the L-rd, Creator of the Heavens; He is the G-d, the One Who fashioned the earth ... He did not create it for emptiness; He fashioned it to be inhabited ...'' Thus it is G-d's will that people should settle the world.

This injunction includes two separate details: (a) marrying a wife and living with her in an established manner, and (b) having children with fulfill the injunction to ''make the world settled'' in this way, he should still marry and live in an established manner with a gentile wife, since that is also a manner of the settling of the world, as it says: ''The L-rd G-d said: ''It is not good that man be alone; I will make him a helper corresponding to him.''

Reading schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: 1:6 - 1:9

Tomorrow's Study Topic: 1:13 - 1:14

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Sources: The Divine Code (4th edition) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner


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