Wine and waywardness

02.06.2012                      12.Siwan. 5772                      Nasso

Wochenabschnitt:

Wine and waywardness

Wine is regarded as the primary factor in leading a person to moral degeneracy, followed by laughter and frivolity, childish behavior and evil neighbors.

The magical ritual involving the sota, or wayward woman, is conducted in the case of a woman whose husband suspects her of infidelity despite her claims of innocence. The ceremony is held under two conditions: first, that a "spirit of jealousy [has] come upon" the husband (Numbers 5:14 ) and, second, that the wife has willingly agreed to submit herself to this trial by ordeal….