Monday, 9 February 2015

ketubot 5

what is the blood on the fingers?
or between the legs?

continuing the debate about what day of the week a virgin should get married, it is discussed if a woman could have sex for the first time on shabbat. This would cause bleeding, which might be problematic from a shabbat viewpoint as it could be understood as causing a wound, and other prohibited shabbat activities.  Also mentioned on this page is a statement that fingers are like spikes, even though they are joined at the base, they are individual. and each finger on a hand is used in a different way in the Temple rituals. Some for measuring, and some for dipping in blood.


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    1. this was drawn with black ink, using chinese ink block & stone. but perhaps for one of these mesechets I should draw with blood - niddah maybe?