סוטה - Sotah

Sotah 2~ Infidelity. Who Should be Suspecting Whom?

Genes, infidelity, and why the rabbis should have been focussed on men.

Sotah 8b ~ Sironechi and Strangulation

Diphtheria, epiglottitis, and the death of George Washington.

Sotah 13a ~ Metal Coffins and Green Burials

An excavation in Jericho, and why the simplicity of Jewish burials is making a comeback.

Sotah 14b ~ Visiting the Sick

How visiting the sick really helps them get better.

Sotah 20b ~ Queen Esther, Mood, and Menstruation

Did stress affect Queen Esther’s menstrual cycle?

Sotah 31a ~ What Can a Fetus See?

A lot more than you might think. Shining light through cardboard tubes, and Boney-M.

Sotah 40a ~ Gratitude is Good for You

A rabbinic meditation on gratitude, and its health benefits.

Sotah 45b ~ Talmudic Embryology

Rav Simlai, Da Vinci, and how the fetus is formed.