Sunday, 11 January 2015

yevamot 98

breaking connections

saying goodbye to family members
& to God

Rabbi Akiva teaches two things: a convert can marry his maternal sister. converts are considered newborns, severing prior family relationships. 
& when it says in the text that God spoke to Jonah a second time, it means God did not speak to him a third time. 

thinking about what connects these two teachings - they both involve a loss of relationships. 

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