Monday, June 10, 2013

The Jewish way of following Taharat Mispacha (Family Purity) similar to Islam but not really the biblcal way.

That is the sad truth. Leviticus 15 is criticized by Islam as being too sexist towards women in women being impure during menstruation. All they do during this time is forbid relations although ignore the rest of it claiming that the Jewish bible's attitude is demeaning towards women.

Jews have to deflect this have said it is just a spiritual impurity but still it is there. We have to follow these laws for their to be able to approach the temple and God warns us guarding our impurities lest we die from being impure.

And yet we don't keep this the way it is suppose to be kept. Single women and men are mostly impure. 

This law does not apply just to married women. It applies to unmarried women of childbearing age. It has nothing to do with being married it has to do with a woman having her period.

And the impurity affects other women as well.

This idea it just affects the guys husband is absurd. And the Rabbis openly admit single woman post puberty and capable of bearing children are always impure but we have no temple so they can make up their own laws that really are us imitating other religions and this case Islam's behavior of women during this time then our own rules which are a little harder but I think are meant for women to understand their own responsibility during their childbearing years and using their sexuality properly.

IN Egypt it was kept though among some.

  Karaites kept it and maybe others too of during this time of women having this impurity and having to be separate and maybe this was partly to be different from the culture around them as sadly sometimes Jews will do something just to be different when in other cases they won't do it even though they should.


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