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Shir HaShirim-Influencing Others-Rhyziner

The Rhyziner said: There are two ways to influence men for good. One is by sermons of a serious and profound character, when the listeners are of high intelligence. The other is by sermons of a like nature, interpolated with stories and parables, when the listeners are ordinary men and women of little learning.


We may thus understand the verse, “We have a little sister (Song of Songs 8:8),” namely, an audience of little education. “And she has as yet no breasts,” namely, is undeveloped and immature. “What shall we do for our sister?” How shall we influence such a gathering? “In the day,” on the Shabbat or Festival, “she shall be spoken to,” namely, told tales.” (Ohr Yesharim, page 42)

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