Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 156a
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תלמוד בבלי מסכת שבת קנו.
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הַאי מַאן דִּבְמַאְדִּים יְהֵי גְּבַר אָשֵׁיד דְּמָא. אֲמַר רַבִּי אַשִׁי: אִי אוּמָּנָא, אִי גַּנָּבָא, אִי טַבָּחָא, אִי מוֹהֲלָא.
He who is born under Mars will be a shedder of blood. Rabbi Ashi said: Either a surgeon, a thief, a kosher slaughterer, or a circumciser. [translation by Hazon]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

The rabbis understand this passage to mean that a person what a violent nature should chanel that urge into becoming a kosher slaughterer, surgeon, or a circumciser, lest they become a murderer. What do you think of this advice?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)