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Was Jesus prevented from selecting women as apostles because of the Jewish blood taboo?


A man in our parish who is pushing for women&#039;s ordination says that, because Jesus and the apostles were Jews, they did not ordain women since, because of the taboos about blood and menstruation, they would not have been able to preach in the ritually pure Temple and would have offended the Jews. He says that since such taboos do not hold today, we should ordain women.


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