Ethical Purity

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Ethics of Purity
Comparison and Contrast of Islam and Judaism

The world we reside is full of religions and beliefs of every sort. They all vary accordingly to the geographic, social, and linguistic diversity of the planet itself. According to the late Bishop Mark Pullevard purity means: “the voluntary subjection of oneself to God." Source: The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913
Both Islam and Judaism believe that purity plays a big role internal or external in the focus of one’s self within the religious sphere and to the attainment or pleasure of God’s will. Within this Essay we shall explore ritual and ethical understandings of both Islam and Judaism and reflect on mutual understandings of purity between the two religions, religious definitions and anthropological theories, and my own experience with purity and ethics.
Overlapping and Mutual Influences in both Judaism and Islam vary in the sense that according to the Jewish law a person may not enter the temple if he or she is impure. They must usually undergo three different stages of purification. These stages include waiting a period or length of time; offering of a ritual bath and foretokening certain symbolic sacrifices. Sources of impurity for the Jews are from contact with dead bodies, leprosy, and from sexual organs.
For Jews contact with the dead bodies causes ritual uncleanness, which may be transferred to other people, to objects, or to food.

The impurity caused by the contact of sexual organs means that the purification ritual may have to be applied. A woman during her time of the menstrual period naturally is considered impure (Lev. 18:19). According to the Jewish tradition a lady must refrain from marital relations and also may transfer this uncleanness to others, to food, or to objects. Purification in this means is achieved by waiting seven days after the stoppage of bleeding and then…...

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