On Discharge

Leviticus 15: More rules about discharge than you ever thought you’d need.

Discharge. The very word conjures up images of gooey yellowish puddles on crumpled up tissues, brown mucus caked under long fingernails, and expired cottage cheese. So important is unusual bodily discharge that the Lord Himself saw fit to dedicate a whole chapter on how to …Continue reading On Discharge

Dermatology 101

Leviticus 13-14: Tips for Smoother Skin

Continuing in his dispensation of infallible medical advice, the Lord provided the following guidelines for dealing with leprosy and various other skin diseases. For convenience, these have been laid out in a Mayo Clinic-esque fashion. Of course, only a licensed professional can give proper medical advice, so be sure to consult …Continue reading Dermatology 101

Postpartum Care

Leviticus 12: Post-birth tips for moms!

The Lord, whose wisdom surpassed any medical advice at the time (and arguably – being the infallible word of God – remains superior to any modern medicine developed since), gives the following handy hints for women who have just given birth:

It’s a Boy! Congratulations – you are only ceremonially unclean for …Continue reading Postpartum Care

The Good, the Bad, and the Cleanly

Leviticus 11: Cleanliness is next to godliness

Of all the animals in the world, there is only a select few that we may eat. It is expressly forbidden to eat any of the following:

Animals that do not have divided hooves (e.g. camels, horses) or animals that don’t chew cud (e.g. pigs, rabbits).
Sea creatures without fins or scales …Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Cleanly