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Jewish (orthodox) custom is to read one portion from the Torah (5 Books of Moses) approximately every week, finishing the whole Torah once a year (celebrating that day as "Simchat Torah" or "Joy of [completion of] Torah".)

 

Anyway, this week's Torah reading portion contains the Exodus 30:23 section that some claim refers to cannabis. Quick wiki quote.

 

The Biblical Hebrew term qěnēh bośem, literally "reed of balm", probably refers to cannabis according to some etymologists, but is more commonly thought to be lemon grass, calamus, or even sweet cane, due to widespread translation issues.

 

It's been discussed a few times here so just do a search on "bosem".

 

Please note that even if you do have your med card, I don't think that the rabbi will be very fond of anyone toking up during the sabbath Torah reading.

 

z

 

(not really "pop culture", but where else to post this? I'm really not that crazy about how the forums are categorized here...)

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It's supposed to have been the anointing oil used by Hebrew priests. It would be incredible if it was true. The foundation of the Abrahamic religions inspired by communion with God through the sacrament Cannabis sativa!

 

It was forbidden to be used on an outsider (Exodus 30:33) or to be used on the body of any common persons (Ex. 30:32a) and the Israelites were forbidden to duplicate any like it for themselves (Ex. 30:32b).

 

The original Prohibition? Serious question.

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I've also read the ancient Hebrew term as 'qaneh bosm' and was translated as 'sweet reed'. It wasn't calamus or lemon grass or cane or even cinnamon as some have said. Their close-minded translations are wrong.

 

Since the dawn of man nearly every ancient culture has used cannabis in sacred rituals. They used it as medicine, consumed the seed hearts for nourishment, and they also used the stalk fiber for canvas, cloth, rope and paper.

 

Cannabis was sacred in ancient times, and it remains so today. At least to some of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace. :rock:

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It's supposed to have been the anointing oil used by Hebrew priests. It would be incredible if it was true. The foundation of the Abrahamic religions inspired by communion with God through the sacrament Cannabis sativa!

 

The original Prohibition? Serious question.

 

Serious answer: those ancient Israelites didn't mess around. The punishment for leaving out ingredients or using it for secular purposes was "kareis", being "cut off". There is disagreement as to what this means, including death at the hands of heaven, dying without children, exile, etc.

 

Don't think they did stoning for this one, though.

 

 

z

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Serious answer: those ancient Israelites didn't mess around. The punishment for leaving out ingredients or using it for secular purposes was "kareis", being "cut off". There is disagreement as to what this means, including death at the hands of heaven, dying without children, exile, etc.

 

That's ruff, dawg. :thumbsd: No wonder Jesus fekked off.

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