Monday, August 12, 2013

The Other Jewish Hawking

In the new Jewish Action magazine, I have an article about hawking in Judaism. It reveals a fascinating dimension to rabbinic leaders in the period of the Rishonim. You can read it online at this link. Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. What would be an example of prey that hawks might catch that would be kosher such that Rabbeinu Tam would cover their talons with silver shoes?

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  2. Is the other Hawking Jewish?

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  3. What are the Hebrew words for hawk and falcon, and do the sources consistently distinguish between them?

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  4. Hershy, it appears not, but the "other" Hawking that is meant is mentioned in the first paragraph of the essay.

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  5. Silver has noteworthy antibiotic properties. It is used in higher-end wound care dressings and incorporated into indwelling catheters today. As such, it seems to truly address the "poison" from the talons. Cool.

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