While discussing the rites and customs of burial and mourning in his book Tashbeátan, the early fourteenth-century Rabbi Shimshon ben áadok made the following remark: And the fact that we spill the water [that was in the presence of the dead man] outside [after the death] is because that when Miriam died the well ceased. For it is written: 'And there was no water for the congregation ['eda] since it was for her merit that the well traveled [with the Israelites] and we allude to it that he [the deceased] is a great man and he is worthy that water would cease on his behalf.
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|State||Published - 1 Apr 2013|
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- Cultural Studies
- Religious studies
- Literature and Literary Theory