Monday, 9 February 2015

ketubot 5

what is the blood on the fingers?
or between the legs?

continuing the debate about what day of the week a virgin should get married, it is discussed if a woman could have sex for the first time on shabbat. This would cause bleeding, which might be problematic from a shabbat viewpoint as it could be understood as causing a wound, and other prohibited shabbat activities.  Also mentioned on this page is a statement that fingers are like spikes, even though they are joined at the base, they are individual. and each finger on a hand is used in a different way in the Temple rituals. Some for measuring, and some for dipping in blood.


  1. Did you draw this originaly in red?

    1. this was drawn with black ink, using chinese ink block & stone. but perhaps for one of these mesechets I should draw with blood - niddah maybe?