This week we get more information regarding some verses from last week’s podcast. We talk about the history of “7 days” in a week. Why the “8th day”? Also, we discussing some meaningful ideas around kashrut. Sorry, cannot find the Harvard.edu essay I referenced in the class.
The verses covered are Exodus Chapter 22 from about verse 27 through 31. The verse numbers may vary depending on the publisher of the Bible you are using.
Exodus 22 (NIV)
26If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset, 27because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
28“Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
29“Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats.
“You must give me the firstborn of your sons. 30Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.
31“You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.