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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Leviticus 18:19 Do not come near a woman during her period of uncleanliness

It is interesting that this is a universal law it seems and not just for the nation of Israel as in this chapter as in the previous post I mentioned God does mention "So let not the land spew you out for defiling it, as it spewed out the nations before you" (Leviticus 18:28). So this is something that we would be considered immoral in general and not a specific law (like eating Kosher) that God did command the Israelites that they could not eat from certain animals because they were saved from Egypt.

It seems as it is command for ALL PEOPLE. I would think  it is just inappropriate in general to want to have intimacy with a woman during her period for many reasons and for a man to do otherwise (and for a woman to agree when not done by force) just shows no sense of basic human dignity.

Sadly though as far as I know most Jewish people would consider this an issue only related to Jewish people and I think they are incorrect and it is sad that is shows a lack of seeing dignity in women in general.

2 comments:

Bettina said...

Thank you for puting the second paragraph so beautifully.
A statute and ordinance of God as I understand it.

Analytical Adam said...

You're welcome! Clearly the God of the bible does care about women.

Sadly though some think that this law only applies to Jews and from this passage and that God was upset with the Canaanites shows otherwise.

Clearly intimacy between a man and a woman should be done at a time that is proper for both and this time is not an appropriate time and God certain thinks all nations are sophisticated enough to understand that as even animals have sex (I guess you can't call it intimacy) when the time is right to procreate when a female animal can have children.