Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Great Regulars: In fact, this week's reading also included

one of the most troubling passages I have read so far. This came in Shabbat 31b and the following pages, when the rabbis announce that "For three transgressions women die in childbirth: Because they are not careful regarding the laws of niddah (ritual and sexual purity), challah (the tithing of dough to a priest), and the kindling of the Sabbath candle."

from Adam Kirsch: Tablet: Standing on One Foot


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