Wednesday, April 14, 2021

When is a jug leprous in Leviticus?

PROF. MARTHA HIMMELFARB: Priests & Rabbis Determine Ritual Reality (TheTorah.com).
The Torah allows the removal of vessels from a house before the priest quarantines it for tzara╩┐at, understanding impurity here not as the result of physical reality but of a human declaration. This idea is developed further by the rabbis, who apply it to other areas of Jewish law.
The purity status of the ceramic vessels is in a superpositioned state until the priest observes them.

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