by John Hartung
from ForeignPolicyJournal Website
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surely there is room for Moses,
his soldiers, and the god he invented
to deify Zionism...
Many rules for assuring paternity are codified in The Bible. One of those rules is that raping virgins is less problematic than raping non-virgins.
Virgins cannot be in an early stage of pregnancy, so they cannot give birth to children fathered by victims of genocide when mass rape results in offspring.
Moses was keenly aware of this cuckold conundrum, so he precluded the problem by ordering his troops to slaughter all non-virgin Midianite women:
Only 31,968 of the 32,000 captive virgins could be made available to regular troops because 32 of them were given,
To this day, in their daily morning prayer, observant Orthodox Jewish men thank their 'god' for having not made them a non-Jew ('Baruch shelo asani goy' - 'Blessed is He that did not make me a non-Jew') and for having not made them a woman ('Baruch shelo asani isha' - 'Blessed is He that did not make me a woman').
If there were 32,000 virgins, it seems reasonable to assume that there were a large number of non-virgins.
Sorting out whom to keep and whom to kill would have been a major undertaking. In a tale too fanciful to warrant discussion of its plausibility, but one that clearly reveals prevailing attitudes, the rabbis of the Talmud explained how the necessary virginity testing was accomplished.
Each woman was forced to straddle a cask of wine so that her vagina covered the hole in the side of the cask.
According to Rabbi Kahana son of Rabbi Nathan, a would-be rapist only needed to smell the woman's breath to decipher whether her hymen was sufficiently intact to prevent a bouquet from rising:
This simplified matters:
Putting thousands of women through this process in a reasonable amount of time would have required far more casks of wine than the Israelites would have brought with them on a military campaign, but there was no limit to the imaginations of The Sages of the Talmud.
Hypocrisy is protected by 'allegorical' interpretation of Bible stories that literally promote depravity.