Saturday, April 12, 2014

Last word for 2014 re Acharei Mot: A shocking (lack of) choice

Leviticus Chapter 18 וַיִּקְרָא

כג  וּבְכָל-בְּהֵמָה לֹא-תִתֵּן שְׁכָבְתְּךָ, לְטָמְאָה-בָהּ; וְאִשָּׁה, לֹא-תַעֲמֹד לִפְנֵי בְהֵמָה לְרִבְעָהּ--תֶּבֶל הוּא. 23 And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto; it is perversion.

After some 20 verses delineating with whom a man is forbidden to have sex, the only thing the Torah has to say on this subject regarding women is to prohibit her from engaging in bestiality??!  Was an animal the only sex partner that a woman could choose without her father's permission??!  Judging by the text, I would say that that might very well have been the case.

After such a charming thought (quoth she sarcastically), I should probably refer you to yesterday's link fest.  Or maybe this would be a good time to write about my recent bright idea.  I feel a new post coming on.


Anonymous Miami Al said...

The Almighty created us, he knew what would tempt men, and what might tempt women. The former is a MUCH larger list.

Fri Apr 18, 07:18:00 PM 2014  

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