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Boaz’s Response: Racy or Righteous?

Megillat Rut in Depth: Chapter 3, Lesson 8

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Boaz’s Response: Racy or Righteous?: Megillat Rut in Depth: Chapter 3, Lesson 8

Ruth has thrown caution to the winds and bared her soul; asking Boaz to not only perpetuate her late husband's name by redeeming his estate – but also to embrace and marry her. Despite a lifetime of strengthening resistance to sinful temptation, Boaz now feels helplessly drawn to Ruth. He experiences a flash of anger towards her for having put him in this situation, yet Hashem transforms that negative energy into heartfelt blessings. Sensing the turmoil in her heart he sets her at ease with righteous words of endearment, as a sweep of history begins to materialize!

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