Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Parshat Metzora: "Untouchables" beyond number

A link to the notes and the parsha are here.

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Just a few quick thoughts:

  • If so many men and women were "untouchable" due to natural bodily emissions, who the heck was left?

  • How often did one have to replace one's dishes, given that the "earthen vessels" of the person with a bodily emission had to be broken?

  • And how the heck does one kill a bird in an "earthen vessel" over running water?


Blogger Tzipporah said...

It was corporate welfare for potters. ;)

Wed Apr 06, 04:43:00 PM 2011  
Anonymous rivkayael said...

mayim chayyim would probably mean water from a mikveh (which has rainwater or seawater or somesuch).

Wed Apr 06, 06:23:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

So the "running water" would probably be mikveh water. Thanks for the info, RivkaYael.

Personally, I pity the poor birds, one of whom gets killed and the other dipped in blood (which would probably attractor predators). What did either do to deserve such a fate?

Wed Apr 06, 06:37:00 PM 2011  

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