Why not ban "Song of Songs (Solomon)" as well? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 08.02.10 | 09:38 (IST)

    It's a very erotic book. Here's one example out of many: Songs 7:9 - Let me climb the palm, Let me take hold of its branches; Let your breasts be like clusters of grapes, Your breath like the fragrance of apples. (NJPS translation) Now what do you think "climbing the palm" could possibley mean? God having sex with his people Israel? That isn't exactly the reason this book of erotic poetry got into the Bible. It's the Hebrew Kamasutra. And why not ban Chaim Nachman Bialik as well? He wrote some pretty erotc poetry too, You don't think he wrote onl songs of national revival, do you?

    from the article: Israeli author: Censorship turning Israel into mini-Iran
    First published 02:20 08.02.10 | Last updated 09:37 08.02.10
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