Monday, 30 April 2018

zevachim 17

death to one who offers without being fully prepared.
and no offering from the one who has been touched by death.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

zevachim 16

comparing non-priests to imperfect,
impure,
grieving,
sitting,
priests.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Friday, 27 April 2018

zevachim 14

monkeying about with blood outside the established place, times, persons, and species.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

zevachim 13

dead sons
if you can't tell the difference between what the living sons of Aaron did collecting the blood.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

zevachim 11

when is the right time?
from sunrise to sundown,
or
from when the sun is at its peak?

Monday, 23 April 2018

zevachim 10

the blood
that goes above or below the line
depends on how it was shed.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

zevachim 9

preparing gains reveals intentions.
but their's no difference in slaughtering.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

zevachim 8

unique sins need unique offerings, that are derived from each other.

Friday, 20 April 2018

zevachim 7

gifts from the wrong people 
- the wicked, 
the sinners, 
& the dead.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

zevachim 6

when does the offering become THE offering,
with the hands?
the knife?
or the court?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

zevachim 5

the circular arguments of bringing sacrifices after her death.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

zevachim 4

all the actions of the blood are for the sake of that person only.

Monday, 16 April 2018

zevachim 3


put up a partition & separate from the creep who will divorce you on a whim


Sunday, 15 April 2018

zevachim 2

intention to sacrifice compared with the intention to divorce

Saturday, 14 April 2018

goodbye horayot



goodbye mesechet horayot. you were a very short tractate of very long dappim. fascinating discussions about what happens when leaders rule in error and mislead the people. Are those individuals in leadership position to be treated as no longer an individual, but the office of authority gives them a fundamental change in status? and who are, and what is, 'the people'? I used black pen with black and red embroidery. I've been wanting to sew the drawings for a while, but reluctant to do this for a long mesechet. really enjoyed it and wished horayot was longer.

horayot 14

they say that they want the mountain & the wheat. 
But they compete on who cannot be argued with.

Friday, 13 April 2018

horayot 13

in a hierarchy that values Torah wisdom above all, 
be careful about shaming the head's blank spaces. 
It will lead to your name being removed from your wisdom.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

horayot 12

we light a candle & look for signs of survival. 
Life is finite, it ruptures & breaks. 
So we tear, either from above or below. 
Life does not flow eternally like water, oil, or Torah.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

horayot 11

kings & high priests. 
apostates & heretics. 
some are marked by what is poured on their heads. 
the other by what they choose to put in their mouths.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

horayot 10

kings & sins. 
kings will sin, it's inevitable. 
But it's from her sinning for the sake of heaven do kings emerge.

Monday, 9 April 2018

horayot 9

a high priest & a king cannot become poor. 
but a sinful becomes a commoner, but a high priest can never go back.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

horayot 8

keep away from the bleeding woman. 
and always keep away from her sister. 
Using forbidden women as teaching points.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

horayot 7

he priest, the court, the king. 
are the same status as The People.

Friday, 6 April 2018

horayot 6

what is a congregation? 
a group? 
is it tribal? 
the whole nation? 
- just don't be on your own, everyone belongs somewhere

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

horayot 4

need a whole & complete court to be liable for ruling erroneously on part of the law

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

horayot 3

when they are bound together in error, your silence binds you to them

Monday, 2 April 2018

horayot 2

can't just say "fuck them all" & do your own thing. 
have to follow the court, 
even if they are wrong.