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  • According to "zav", "The Shelby looks better than it drives.

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  • He compares the blood of circumcision, which is controlled, to sacrificial blood, which is also controlled and used as an atonement factor for the zav, zavah, and woman who gives birth.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • Fonrobert examines the chiastic structure in Leviticus 15 but for some reason chooses 15: 2 (referring to the man with the abnormal genital discharge [zav]) rather than 15: 16 (referring to the man with normal ejaculation) to compare with 15: 19, which refers to the woman with the normal menstrual discharge.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • It is interesting that they demanded “living water,” the requirement only for the zav in Leviticus 15.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • They do, however, contaminate at a biblical level when they belong to a niddah, zavah or zav — no matter what level of control is exercised over them (Maimonides, Avot ha-Tumah 10: 10).

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • Her analysis of Leviticus 18 as androcentric is correct but her claim that a prohibition of coitus by the zav could not have been made in that androcentric framework is incorrect.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • According to the geonic responsa because of the conflation between niddah and zavah, women must immerse in “living water” like the zav.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • The discussion on the possibility of the internal examinations of the penis with a sliver of wood to determine whether the discharge of the zav seals the urethral opening completely is dismissed but still arises in discussions.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • Her analysis of the chiastic structure in Leviticus 15 compares niddah (= normal female) to zav (= abnormal male) rather than to the man who ejaculates (= normal male).

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • The zav does not become impure due to seeing a discharge as a result of ones, such as lifting or carrying, but does become impure if he has three sightings of discharge in one day, while the zavah becomes impure due to ones but needs three consecutive days in which she sees blood in order to become confirmed as a zavah (BT Keritot 8b).

    Legal-Religious Status of the Jewish Female.

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