...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Not the Tanya's finest moment

From chapter 14 of the Tanya:
"Nevertheless, a person must set aside specific periods in which to commune with his soul in order to cultivate the abhorrence of evil, as, for example, reminding himself the admonition of our Sages that 'Woman is a vessel full of filth,' etc., and in like manner."
A footnote after "vessel of filth" clarifies: "In her menstrual period." Nice, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Nice.