[b-hebrew] Three-year old girls?
Kayko D Hesslein
kaykodh at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 3 13:01:08 EST 2008
Hi - I hope this is the right forum for this question. If not, apologies...
In bNiddah 45a, there is discussion about the existence of virginity in a three-year old girl. A few other places mention sexual intercourse with girls of that age as well.
I am wondering if the age of three years (and a day) is meant to be significant in any way?
(I'm aware of the Rashi's theory that Rebekkah was three when she married Jacob, but it doesn't seem to fit...)
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