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Published: 01 April 2012
render a body impure, according to the Torah. The misinterpretation of the Gospel of Mark stems from the conflation of two entirely different systems of rules: kosher dietary laws, which forbid Jews from eating foods such as these creamy bacon cupcakes, and purity laws. Carrion (like the putrefying More
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (2): 43–67.
Published: 01 April 2012
... render a body impure, according to the Torah. The misinterpretation of the Gospel of Mark stems from the conflation of two entirely different systems of rules: kosher dietary laws, which forbid Jews from eating foods such as these creamy bacon cupcakes, and purity laws. Carrion (like the putrefying...
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Tikkun (2011) 26 (1): 55.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., spoke to Moses, He offered him forty-nine [seven times seven] arguments by which a thing may be proved pure and forty nine-arguments by which a thing may be proved impure.” The dilemma of course is then about what God or the prophet means. So “Moses asked: Master of the universe, in what way shall we...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (1): 59–61.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of inequality, impurity, and indignity that are the foundations of caste be­ lief and practice. Nourished by this theological vision, there is a chorus of Hindu prophet­ ic voices, ancient and modern, protesting the practice of caste as a betrayal of Hinduism’s highest teachings. Some protesters, like...
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Tikkun (2011) 26 (1): 30–31.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., and hope. Consider the ancient rabbinic discussion of the laws of purity and impurity. The question at hand—itself brittle and dry—is about the kind of vessels that should be used to carry sacrificial material. Zevahim 88a (Mishnah) opens with a simple assertion: “The vessels for liquids sanctify...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (2): 42.
Published: 01 April 2010
... It is in the practice of justice that God exists and that redemption ing the world of pure and impure, forbidden and permitted, just may happen. There are no promises. God could not keep Akiva and unjust. It is in the practice of the shakla ve-tarya (the give and from martyrdom, nor did this bother Akiva, w hose...
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (3): 15–16.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that underpin decisions about power and violence. In this binary opposition, the ostensibly positive values, e.g., invulnerability and triumphalism, are actually defensive. The projection of what is bad or impure inside the self thus accompanies the perversion of its opposite term, and, in its repudiation...
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Tikkun (2016) 31 (3): 39–40.
Published: 01 August 2016
... at Mount Sinai ready to enter into the covenant—not now the covenant with the individual patriarchs but presumably with the people as a whole—Moses addresses the community only as men. The specific issue is ritual impurity: an emission of semen renders both a man and his female partner temporarily unfit...
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Tikkun (2010) 25 (2): 42–43.
Published: 01 April 2010
... It is in the practice of justice that God exists and that redemption ing the world of pure and impure, forbidden and permitted, just may happen. There are no promises. God could not keep Akiva and unjust. It is in the practice of the shakla ve-tarya (the give and from martyrdom, nor did this bother Akiva, w hose...
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Tikkun (2007) 22 (6): 16–18.
Published: 01 November 2007
... without the other because the meaning of each de­ 2007■ Hanh, who was pends upon the other. For example, if it is important for me to live a pure life (however pu­ forced to live in exilefor rity is understood), then my life will be preoccupied with (avoiding) impurity. If becoming nearly four...
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Tikkun (2007) 22 (5): 24–26.
Published: 01 September 2007
... system (which is to say a “belonging system b u t Jesus used everything, even people’s mistakes or “impurity,” to bring them to God! Good news for everybody, if they are honest. He was into a process of transfor­...
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Tikkun (2011) 26 (3): 87–99.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., triumph and exultation.” A story from the Babylonian Talmud ( Bava Metzia 59a–59b): It was taught there: “If you cut it [an earthenware oven] into sections and place sand between the sections, Rabbi Eliezer says it is pure, and the sages say it is impure. And this is the oven of Akhinai.” What...
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Tikkun (2013) 28 (1): 18–22.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., for the reward for accompaniment has no measure.” This is the final step in articulating the responsibility placed upon the city. In the Deuteronomic ritual, we first find the elders responsible because of geographic distance from the blood impurity that must be purged—“Your brother’s blood cries out to me from...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (3): 34–71.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of the drugs and by things like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, which are transmitted by unclean needles. We know these are relatively easy problems to resolve. The repeal of Alcohol Prohibition virtually eliminated the “bathtub gin” impurities problems, and the FDA resolved its own dosage issues with over-the-counter...
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