Monday, March 19, 2007

Daf Yomi - Moed Katan 7 - Shabbos in the Daf

by Reb Ben

The Gemara states that if a bridegroom contracts tzaraas, we give him seven days where his tzaraas is not examined, thus allowing him to remain tahor for those seven days. We can apply this idea to Shabbos, as during the week, one can contract impurities from the foreign influences that permeate society. Yet, one is given Shabbos, the seventh day, to be enveloped in an aura of purity and holiness, and this day of holiness wards off all evil influences.