History & Metaphysics:

The Holy Tongue and the Decapitation of Israel

The tail-end of Sotah is the less well known and seemingly less dramatic part than the trial of the alleged adulteress drinking the bitter water. But there’s plenty of high drama to spare: the Kohen’s rallying cry to the assembled troops about to go to war, the three kinds of war, the filthy nature of Goliath’s mother and her filthy offspring.
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