Sunday, 4 November 2012

shabbat 32

"for 3 things women die in childbirth..."

punishment happens at vulnerable times. so childbirth is a 'good' time to punish women.

but for the woman who can't get pregnant, who never experiences childbirth, is she invulnerable?

or is that punishment enough? a living death...

(very problematic texts about women being punished by death in childbirth. Vulnerable times when men are punished are also transitional times, crossing a bridge, in a ferry, walking under trees in high winds. also speculates the different sins that are punished by death of young children. very difficult texts to study... for english translation of this talmud page, see here)

No comments:

Post a Comment