The Trail Of The Murex Snail (pizzagate)
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The uppermost covering of the Divine Sanctuary, the Mishkan, was the hide of a creature the Torah identifies as the 'Tachash'
I clothed you with embroidered garments, and gave you sandals of Tachash to wear, and wound fine linen about your head, and dressed you in silks.
G-d calls for the covering of the sacred parts of the Tabernacle (see Exodus 25) “with the skin of the dolphin.” Why the dolphin?
How could a wandering group in Chinatown get a hold of dolphin skins?
The Talmud then offers three answers:
ר’ יהודא אומר טיינין לשם צובעו נקרא. R. Judah says: “[It was] ianthinon (violet), and named for its dye.” ור’ נחמיה אמר גלקטינין. R. Nehemiah said: “[It was the fur of] the [ermine] weasel imported by the Axeinoi (γαλῆ Ἀξεινῶν).” ורבנן אמרין מין חיה טהורה. וגדילה במדבר. The [other] Rabbis said: “It was a clean animal, and it lived in the wilderness.”
"The ermine, a stoat in its winter coat, was a traditional symbol of purity because it was believed an ermine would face death rather than soil its white coat."
‘To the dolphin alone nature has given that which the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage. Though it has no need of help of any man, yet it is a genial friend to all, and has helped man.' - Plutarch
"Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove"