By Simcha Fishbane
This booklet discusses the advance of practices linked to customs and artifacts utilized in Jewish ceremonies while considered from the vantage of anthropological experiences. it will possibly additionally functionality as a consultant to functional halakhah. the writer examines issues corresponding to Torah Scrolls, ceremonial use of fireplace, Purim customs, the competition of Shavuot, magic and superstition. This research, every now and then, compares a few Jewish observances with the broader cultural observances or notions of the wider, gentile societies within which Jews have been positioned while those customs originated. it truly is discovered that the time and site of a practice’s foundation is frequently severe to appreciating a shared context. In all circumstances the Jewish perform turns into reinterpreted inside of a particularly Jewish narrative and criminal constitution.
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E. 59 Although such an assertion is not found in the Talmud, it seems to be understood accordingly by the Geonim based upon Midrash Tanhuma (discussed above). Rishonim The large majority of the Rishonim wrote on various issues related to the Sabbath lamp. 60 A. The Obligation 61 Following the lead of the Geonic Bahag and Midrash Tanhuma, Rabbi Eliezer of Mintz in his Sefer Yereim includes lighting the Sabbath candles as number 429 in his list of 613 commandments. ”62 One honors the Sabbath, he argues, by lighting the lamps.
The entering into Shabbat is a time when all physical and weekly labor is ceased and a spiritual time begins. It is when only one lamp, one wick, is kindled, and the individual who performs the ritual is primarily the woman, the perceived physically weaker sex. On Saturday night the transformation from the spiritual to the physical realm is symbolically represented by the large and more potent flame consisting of at least two wicks intertwined, and it is the male, the perceived stronger sex, who recites the Havdalah prayer over fire.
16-19, for a discussion of the number of lights that can and should be kindled. 78 Shulhan Arukh OH 263. 79 Arukh HaShulhan 3:17. 80 BT Shabbat 23b. 81 OH 263. 77 Fire Symbolism in Jewish Law and Ritual Who is Obligated to Light the Sabbath Lamp? After an examination of the Tannaitic and Amoraic texts, it is still unclear upon whom the responsibility for lighting the Sabbath lamp falls. Is it the obligation of the husband or the wife? The Mishnah in Tractate Shabbat states that one is obligated to ask himself three questions in his home before the commencement of Shabbat: “Did you take tithes?
The Impact of Culture and Cultures Upon Jewish Customs and Rituals: Collected Essays by Simcha Fishbane