Thursday, 26 November 2015

sotah 31

love is greater than fear. but hate is stronger than love.

she can be accused of betraying love by those who hate her.
Them and the birds.

(if a woman is warned by her husband not to be alone with a particular man, only need one witness to see her for the husband to divorce her. even if that witness is his mother or sister. Women who elsewhere in the talmud are acknowledged as hating her. their prejudice is because she drains the family's resources but isn't really family. Earlier in the page is a discussion about serving God out of love is superior to serving out of fear. Sotah seems to be about servitude out of hate.)

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