Wednesday, 4 December 2013

yoma 25

it all begins with the head

the bare head that indicates the start of the counting for the lottery.
and the animal head that begins the sacrifice.

(in the discussion of how to do the lottery, the priests would stand in a circle and would be counted off. the starting point was indicated by removal of a priest's hat.
There is also a discussion about what order the limbs of the sacrifice are brought to the altar. there are various systems of organising it. but they all agree. It starts with the head)

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