Sermons on Ruth
May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich. And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman. And now it is true that I am a redeemer. Yet there is a redeemer nearer than I.
“Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”
In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land.