Friday, 17 January 2014

Keri flower

Keri is a Hebrew word which factually means "happenstance", "frivolity" or "contrariness" and has come to mean "seminal emission". The term is usually employed in Jewish law to pass on particularly to the regulations and rituals regarding the release of semen, whether by nocturnal emission, or by sexual activity. By extension, a man is said to be a ba'al keri after he has discharged without yet carrying out the associated ritual cleansing necessities. 

The biblical regulations of the Priestly Code specify that a man who had experienced a release of semen would become ceremonially polluted, until the evening came and the man had washed himself in water; any clothes or bits of skin which the semen encountered would also become ceremonially impure, until they had been washed in water and the evening had come.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Keri

Keri is a Hebrew term which literally means "happenstance", "frivolity" or "contrariness" and has come to mean "seminal emission". The term is generally used in Jewish law to refer specifically to the regulations and rituals concerning the emission of semen, whether by nocturnal emission, or by sexual activity. By extension, a man is said to be a ba'al keri after he has ejaculated without yet completing the associated ritual cleansing requirements.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Oleaceae

Leaves

The family is characterized by opposite leaves that may be simple or compound (either pinnate or ternate), without stipule. Alternate or whorled arrangements are rarely observed, with some Jasminum species presenting spiral configuration. The laminas are pinnately-veined and can be serrate, dentate or entire at margin. Domatia are observed in certain taxa. The leaves may be either deciduous or evergreen, with evergreen species predominating in warm temperate and tropical regions, and deciduous species predominating in colder regions.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Mango

The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The mango is native to India from where it spread all over the world. It is also the most cultivated fruit of the tropical world. While other Mangifera species (e.g. horse mango, M. foetida) are also grown on a more localized basis, Mangifera indica – the common mango or Indian mango – is the only mango tree commonly cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions, and its fruit is distributed essentially worldwide.

In several cultures, its fruit and leaves are ritually used as floral decorations at weddings, public celebrations and religious ceremonies.