Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shabbat 10a: Girding oneself for prayer

On Shabbat 10a:
R. Shesheth demurred: Is it any trouble to remove the girdle!4  moreover, let him stand thus [ungirdled] and pray? &mdash Because it is said, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.5 

See here about the Zoroastrian religious article, a kustig, which was a sort of girdle. Apparently, they were aware of it and interacted with Zoroastrians in this regard.

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