"And they read the scroll of the Torah of God clearly, and they applied reason and understood the text." (Nehemiah 8:8)
Since the phrase of "it should not have a blemish" and "temimah" show up in other places, such as Leviticus 22:21, it probably doesn't really refer to redness here, its probably just poetic repetition like over there (see Shadal).
That is a plausible literary reading. Oral tradition interprets it differently though.
PLEASE PRAY FOR the 3 teenage Jews who were recently kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists:Yaakov Naftali Ben Rachel Devorah (Naftali Frenkel)Gilad Michael Ben Bat Galim (Gilad Shaar)Eyal Ben Iris Teshura (Eyal Yifrach)PLEASE PRAY FOR Alan Gross who is unjustly imprisoned in Cuba (Aba Chonah ben Hava Chana).PLEASE PRAY FOR unjustly imprisoned Sholom Rubashkin (Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rivka).
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