Quotes and Readings of the Day
Today's Torah Reading
When a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and remain unclean until evening. All cloth or leather on which semen falls shall be washed in water and remain unclean until evening. And if a man has carnal relations with a woman, they shall bathe in water and remain unclean until evening.
When a woman has a discharge, her discharge being blood from her body, she shall remain in her impurity seven days; whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. Anything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean; and anything that she sits on shall be unclean. Anyone who touches her bedding shall wash his clothes, bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; and anyone who touches any object on which she has sat shall wash his clothes, bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening. Be it the bedding or be it the object on which she has sat, on touching it he shall be unclean until evening. And if a man lies with her, her impurity is communicated to him; he shall be unclean seven days, and any bedding on which he lies shall become unclean.
When a woman has had a discharge of blood for many days, not at the time of her impurity, or when she has a discharge beyond her period of impurity, she shall be unclean, as though at the time of her impurity, as long as her discharge lasts. Any bedding on which she lies while her discharge lasts shall be for her like bedding during her impurity; and any object on which she sits shall become unclean, as it does during her impurity: whoever touches them shall be unclean; he shall wash his clothes, bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening.
When she becomes clean of her discharge, she shall count off seven days, and after that she shall be clean.
From Parshat Metsora. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.
Angel Quote of the Day
Call your angel any time--you'll never be put on hold.
-Suzanne Siegel Zenkel,
"Your Secret Angel"
From the book, An Angel a Day by Margaret Neylon. © Margaret Neylon 2003. Published by arrangement with Thorsons / Element.
Buddhist Quote of the Day
Let your actions be like clouds going by; the clouds going by are mindless. Let your stillness be as the valley spirit; the valley spirit is undying. When action accompanies stillness and stillness combines with action, then the duality of action and stillness no longer arises.
From "Teachings of Zen", edited by Thomas Cleary, © 1998. By arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, www.shambhala.com.
Celebrity Quote of the Day
Hindu Quote of the Day
Through ignorance I once imagined I was bound. But I am pure awareness. I live beyond all distinctions, In unbroken meditation.
Ashtavakra Gita 2:17
From "The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita," by Thomas Byrom, 1990. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston. www.shambhala.com.
Holistic Living Quote of the Day
Inspiration Quote of the Day
Judaism Quote of the Day
Norris Chumley Tip of the Day
'O give thanks unto HaShem, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
So let Israel now say, for His mercy endureth for ever,
So let the house of Aaron now say, for His mercy endureth for ever.
So let them now that fear HaShem say, for His mercy endureth for ever.
Out of my straits I called upon HaShem; He answered me with great enlargement.
- Psalms 118: 1-5
Source: Tanakh (Jewish Publication Society, 1917); read a Christian translation