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One of the peculiarities of the law of Tzaras (~Leprosy~) is that someone completely covered in it is not impure. This is actually mentioned in the Torah. The below is not written in the Torah. Rather it is in oral tradition, as is the story about what the brothers actually did. A peculiarity of the law of capital punishment is if the entire sanhedrin ...


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I don’t known the specific context here, but perhaps this Talmudic passage may be of worth. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 67b, 65b) mentions how Rabbi Chiyua and Rabbi Oshiya would use the Book Of Creation (Sefer Yetzirah) to create a calf for the Sabbath meal. I heard this explained by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan (on a tape), that they were attempting to have an entirely ...


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