Wednesday, 17 October 2012

shabbat 14

when and who made hands and the Torah impure?

(discussion about rabbinic decrees made by the students of Shammai and Hillel about eating terumah food, that requires one to be pure. Hands need to be specially washed pre-eating teruma because they are busy and get everywhere. and the Torah is considered impure as it was stored with the terumah food, that would attract gnawing mice. for english translation of the full talmud page, see here)

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