Sunday, 14 October 2012

shabbat 10

a cloak for peaceful prayer (but not in times of suffering, or in the bathhouse)
a cloak for judgement

but don't give it to just one of your sons.
it ends with everyone praying with hands clasped, without their cloak.

(does one dress for prayer? or remove cloak and pray like a slave? depends on it being times of peace or suffering. ends with discussion about gift giving, and advising not to be like Jacob who made a favourite of Joseph by giving him a special garment, that ended in the people becoming slaves. for english translation of this talmud page, see here)

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