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ANAHITA  February 1999

ANAHITA February 1999

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Re: textiles and clothing

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Women and Gender in the Ancient World <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 3 Feb 1999 17:38:39 -0700

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On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Jay Bisno wrote:

> One thing.  Don't mix linen and wool.
>
> (We don't know why)
>
        Because of the laws against it in Leviticus. Orthodox
Jews to this day will not mix linen and wool in a garment. Some
men still wear four tassels on the corners of their outer
garments, too.
        There isn't a practical reason for not mixing these
two fibres -- it seems to be more of a metaphor for not mixing
with other people, or for not marrying/breeding with non-Hebrew
people.
        Paula

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