Wednesday, 15 February 2017

bava batra 24

the things that travel by air, 

by water. 

the damaging things that need to keep their distance.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

bava batra 23

the crows who are drawn to blood & damage the trees. 

and the young doves who cannot fly far, over the treetops. 


Monday, 13 February 2017

bava batra 22

who gained entry, 

who climbed the ladder, 

or who was close enough to kill R. Adda b. Abba?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

bava batra 18

the damage that can be done to the other,
even though there is a boundary.

dangerous things cannot always be contained.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

bava batra 17

protection from harm,
from neighbours' pits and ditches,
from worms and the angel of Death.

but not from the snake.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

bava batra 16

the dark forces combine,
The angel of death in heaven,
The evil inclination on earth,
and Satan who goes between.

all to cause the downfall on earth at just the right moment.

Monday, 6 February 2017

bava batra 15

when & where does Job fit in the world?

arguing if Job, who was the subject of an argument between God and Satan, was fiction or non-fiction.