Thursday, 24 January 2013

shabbat 113

the honour that cannot be burned

(in the discussion about preparing garments on shabbat.  and wearing special clothes for shabbat.  R. Yochanan is quoted as calling his clothing his honour. this equating clothing with honour is read into the verse in Isaiah where there is burning under honour - the body would burn but the garments would remain untouched. for english translation of this page of talmud, see here)

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