(56.) The Avestan passage deals with the contamination of a dead body by a menstruant
, but the exact nature of the contamination escapes us.
Postoperative hyponatremic encephalopathy in menstruant
Two graphic case reports from the MRC/UCT Research Unit for Sports Medicine (3) serve as a timely reminder of this potentially lethal complication, which particularly afflicts young menstruant
Forsaken: The Menstruant
in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, by Sharon Faye Koren.
Sharon Faye Koren's Forsaken: The Menstruant
in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (Brandeis, June) argues that this strange dearth resulted from traditional Jewish understandings of menstruation as a ritual impurity, which Jewish men felt was incompatible with higher spiritualitydespite women in the Bible and even in the Talmud having proved themselves perfectly capable of religious insight and leadership.
This is Question 7 in a series of 18 questions and answers, referred to as "the 18 canons of Timothy" or the "Canonical Replies." Frank, "Menstruation and Motherhood," 200, notes that, in Question 6 (requiring a woman to defer baptism until after her menstrual cycle) as well as in Question 7, Timothy adds that the menstruant
should wait "until she has been purified of it" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]--but note that Taft, "Women at Church," 75, reads [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], although this does not substantively change the meaning of the text).
The book presents an excellent description of passages (called "texts") about the menstruant
(niddah) culled from ancient rabbinic compilations ("classic rabbinic discourse").
Perez's text indicates that the crucial issue with which he is dealing is the intention of the parties, rather than the physical definitions of the offenses of sexual relations with a menstruant
Would a leper or a menstruant
have called it an evil that we all end up the same?
Yet just a year later, Deikinaak'w continued, Shadow House was entirely crushed by an advancing glacier when a young, secluded menstruant
angered it by speaking carelessly.
69b) - the impurity of the corpses of a man with a bodily discharge, a woman with a bodily discharge, a menstruant
, a woman who has given birth, or a leper (all unclean according to biblical law when they are still living) derives 'only from the words of the scribes'.