Section: Parshas HaShavua Category: Quick Vort
|Parshas Chayei Sara: Ksav Sofer - Is Your Daughter's Shidduchim Making Your Hair Turn White?|
|"V'Avrohom Zakein Ba Bayamim VaHashem Beirach Avrohom Bakol; Avrohom was aging and moving on in years and Hashem blessed him with everything." (24:1) The Gemara Bava Basra, (15) quotes Rebbi Meir who says that this means he did not have daughters. How does he know this. |
The Ksav Sofer answers in a light hearted manner, that the Rambam wrote in a letter to his son, telling him that his hair was getting white from trying find a suitable match for his single daughter. Here, the Torah tells us that Avrohom was aging, because he was reaching an advanced age. Since this aging was a natural process, it was apparent that he did not have any daughters, or else he would have aged long ago, due to the pressures of finding a Shidduch for his daughter.