Ki Tetze: Chapter 2

"If a man find a girl that is a virgin"


We read two esoteric explanations of the title verse, from which we learn that one must lay hold of one's higher aspect through the agency of the Tefilin and the Tzitzit and the prayers and meditations that are prescribed. People must always study the Torah even if not for its own sake in order that some day they may come to study it for its own sake. We are also shown that God has seduced Yisrael and opened for them the fifty gates of mercy and freedom. Even though the Shechinah is in exile, God will never forsake Her.