Intro Religions Day 23 Gender%2c Purity%2c %26 Ritual

Intro Religions Day 23 Gender%2c Purity%2c %26 Ritual -...

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Gender, Purity, & Ritual
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Categories… List things you find ‘clean’ or ‘pure’ Now, list some things you find ‘dirty’ or ‘polluted’ How do we decide what is pure or impure ? How do religions organize our world?
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Leviticus 15:16-31 What makes the man impure? How long? What should he do to become clean? What makes a woman impure? How long? What should she do to become clean? “…by defiling my tabernacle…” (v. 31) How do these scriptures ‘organize’? Gender specific, clean/unclean, holy places (tabernacle), behavior How is this maintained in modern Judaism?
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Mikveh Mikveh – ritual immersion in water by men and women to purify so that they can enter the synagogue Central to Orthodox Judaism (mikveh bath built before the synagogue) What do we know about Dicker? Why has she chosen to perform the mikveh? 4 functions of ritual
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