Sunday, March 3, 2013

נאוף SEXUAL IMMORALITY: book 2: 17-19 (end)

17. One who self appoints himself to a position of authority through this his daughter becomes a prostitute, G-d forbid.

18. Accountants*, for the most part, are full of promiscuous lust (*t.n. This is definitely the accepted understanding, however the Hebrew word here for accountants can alternatively be understood as people who make calculations – as in Kohelet 7:29, but there the verse says “many” so it would be a long stretch to suggest this usage here, especially since if anything this term could be used in the positive – as in Zohar Korach 178 – referring to people who make a daily self-accounting of their conduct).

19. One who does not look upon women merits that his descendants will compile commentaries on the Torah.

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