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9 Lannoy, op. cit. 10 Chaim Bermant, The Watted Garden; the saga of Jewish
family life and tradition, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1974, to which I am
particularly indebted for information contained in this section. 11 Quoted by
Chaim Bermant, ...
... made naked her foundation, she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood—
both of them shall be cut off from among their people.13 Even if the blood should
leave a stain 'no bigger. 11 Quoted by Chaim Bermant, op. cit. 12 Leviticus 15:9.
Chaim Bermant says: The whole ritual is vaguely reminiscent of the practice of
nannies bringing the children downstairs from the nursery to have tea with papa
and mamma ... In the kibbutz one's parents becomes a species of grandparents
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