The Monsey Tzaddik writes in response to a comment from Renee:
"The reason that our Rabbis stress the importance of the Oral Law...and Rivka exemplified exceptional modesty as she veiled herself upon seeing Yitzcack (Observance of family laws)."
You stupid bitch!
Your oral tradition says that Rivka was 3 years old when Yitzchock married her and if you think it is appropriate to 40 years old men to penetrate 3 years old girl (Regardless of her observance) , I hope the local law enforcement agencies in your area know about you and your buddy Stefan Colmer.
Okay, it's definately lacking in derekh eretz and is unnecessarily harsh to Renee. But the image in my mind as I read this comment from the Monsey Tzaddik was Dan Ackroyd on the original Saturday Night Live Weekend Update listening to Jane Curtain's well argued presentation and then replying, "Jane, you ignorant slut."
Is the Monsy Tzaddik and insult comic? If he's not, perhaps he should become one.
Now, what about the Tzaddik's main point? What's up with this 3 year old girl bedding down with a man in his thirties? I know the rabbinic spin on this, although you should feel free to jump in with it if you feel the need to defend the "mesora."
What I really want to know is are there sources for very early child marriage in the ancient Middle East. In other words, is there a potential historical basis for this story? Readers?