Daily Archives: September 14, 2009

The Rich Getting Their Hands Dirty

Jacob Neusner, The Midrash: An Introduction (Northvale: Jason Aronson, 1990) 59. Neusner quotes Sifra Leviticus, Parashah 7:14:1 (fourth century C.E., according to the Encyclopedia Judaica), which interacts with Leviticus 1:14-17: “The priest shall bring it to the altar, pinch off … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Circle

Jacob Neusner, The Midrash: An Introduction (Northvale: Jason Aronson, 1990) 21. Neusner quotes from Pesikta De-Rav Kahana 1:5. Neusner dates this work to the fifth century C.E. The following passage interacts with Numbers 7:1, which concerns the completion of the … Continue reading

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