Emor: Chapter 42

"And the son of an Yisraeli woman..."


Rabbi Yehuda says that anyone who comes from polluted seed will eventually expose it before everyone. Rabbi Chiya tells us that a man has no permission to reveal concealed matters that were not disclosed in order to be revealed. Some generations are not worthy of having hidden matters revealed. During Rabbi Shimon's lifetime revelations were made and understood, but after his death they were no longer understood. We read about the consequences of the blasphemy uttered by the Yisraeli woman's son. Rabbi Yehuda says that one is not punished for swearing by his own god, but only if he blasphemes the Holy Name.