Seeking to source the origin of a well-know notion in Jewish ritual law that necessitates a minimum size for pieces of cloth to be deemed fabric of value, we precision-analyse Torah verses that address the paranormal possibility of an “appearances-only” phenomenon called Tzara’at that can also affect unique garments. The original theory of relativity as it was understood in antiquity still maintains remarkable relevance in present-day ritual, as does this general Talmudic discussion, despite the seemingly archaic subject material. (Talmud Shabbat 26b)

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