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This is one of more than 310 photocopy exhibits from Elizabeth Dilling's The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today

Exhibit 67

Exhibit 67 image This exhibit is taken from The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today by Elizabeth Dilling. The underlining and margin notes are Dilling's:
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Holographically reproduced in her book, this page was taken from the Soncino Press 1936 publication of the Babylonian Talmud.

The full context of this exhibit (without marginal notation) can be found in the

Text of the Talmud

Footnote 21 is of particular interest here, as it was to Dilling, because it makes clear that "He who gives of his seed to Molech" refers to a man who casts children into the idol's fire ("caused his son to pass through the fire"), and not merely semen, as might be inferred. This is further confirmed by Biblical references and Talmud text in Exhibit 68.


  • Blue highlighting is applied to the words Dilling underlined in the exhibit, thus;
  • To draw attention to a footnote Dilling underlined, the footnote number in the text is highlighted with violet, thus: 37;
  • Every footnote reference is hot-linked to the appropriate footnote so that clicking on the reference number brings the footnote to the top of the screen

This exhibit is discussed in Dilling's text on pages 54 and 54.

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