The Horse in Jewish Religious Text

by A.D. Paul   THE TORAH’s attitude to horses reveals a range of perspectives, based on the different experiences of the ancient Jewish people. Unlike the pig and the dog, which are not only forbidden as food but are widely scorned throughout the Torah, the horse, also forbidden as a food, often symbolizes great strength and courage, as […]

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Mirrors in the Bible and in Jewish Tradition

by A.D. Paul   MANY EVERYDAY OBJECTS make appearances in the Bible, either as utilities or as elements within figures of speech. Mirrors are among these, as in the book of Job 37:15-18, when Job’s friend Elihu challenges him: “Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? . . . You who swelter […]

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