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5. Another version of this story appears in the late medieval Ma'aseh-buch. See Moses Gaster, Ma'aseh Book: Book of Jewish Tales and Legends Translatedfrom the Judeo-German (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society,1934), pp. 237-239. 100. Horovitz, Tosefta 'Atiqta 5:57. 101. See b. Shab. er)afterbloodletting can lead to leprosy(Rashi,ad. , cites b. 49b thatof the ten measuresof skinafflictions [nega'inm]that descended to the world, nine were taken by pigs). Ma'aseh Book, is associated with the statement in b.
Reading'anvehuas a contractionof "IandHe"('ani ve-hu). 20Maimonides,however,does not elaboratehow these attributesare relatedto God. , all the attributescharacterizingotherexistentswhichare to be negatedof God. 22 20. The Mishneh Torah, however, only mentions charactertraits. , Tradition and Transition: Essays Presented to Chief Rabbi SirtImmanuel Jakobovits (London: Jews College, 1986), pp. 321-324. 21. Hannah Kasher argues this point in her forthcoming study. " The term 'elav, however, does not appear in most of the manuscripts, though it appears in almost all of the printed versions.
Pesiqta Rabbati 96b. 109. 149. ""'A particularlyoffensive propertyof human beings is their smell. 113It is probablya late traditionand may reflect the idea, which forms the basis for the narrativeof 3 Enoch,thatMetatronwas once the earthlingEnoch. Thus extraordinary purificationis in In the their abode heaven. same to way,the individual necessary approach who seeks to bringthe angel to earthmustnot repulsehim withhis impurity. These midrashimdepictMoses as undergoinga processof extraordinary purificationin preparationfor the revelationat Sinai.