Weekly Unscrolled Torah Portion: Naso
“Defilement of our sacred marriage. That’s the real danger here. A union is sacred only when it is. She knows what that means. And she knows I’m not a jealous man. Ask anyone. If I had walked in on them together, I wouldn’t have responded the way other men do. There would have been no blood sprayed upon the walls. I simply would have walked away. Never looking back. Never needing to. It’s the unknowing that’s impossible. The nagging doubt. God does not like sexual deviance. And neither do I.”
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