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The Rabbis are especially careful to caution their daughters to
guard against such habits as might lower them in the regard of
their husbands, lest they should lose aught of that purifying
and elevating power which they exercised as maidens. It is thus,
for instance, Rav Chisda counsels his daughters: "Be ye modest
before your husbands and do not even eat before them. Eat not
vegetables or dates in the evening, and touch not strong drink."
(_Shabbath_, fol. 140, col. 2.)

Once upon a time a demon in the shape of a seven-headed dragon came
forth against Rav Acha and threatened to harm him, but the Rabbi threw
himself on his knees, and every time he fell down to pray he knocked off
one of these heads, and thus eventually killed the dragon.

THE TALMUD, _Kiddushin_, fol. 29, col. 2.



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