Thursday, 10 December 2015

sotah 45

life begins with a breath, but it really started in the middle. And life can end in many mysterious ways. not just with a sword. But who takes responsibility for the strange fruit?

In order for the ritual of egal arufah to happen, the elders of the nearest city need to be identified to do it. The found corpse is measured to the nearest city, and there is a discussion as where in the body to measure from. The nose, the source of the breath of life. Or the naval, the place where the fetus is formed. The ritual of the egal erufah only applies if the person has been killed by a sword, and found lying in an open field. Not if found hanging in a tree... even though if you came across a body hanging in a tree, chances are something bad had happened. really bad.

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