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In some cultures, adultery was defined as a crime only when a wife had sexual relations with a man who was not her husband; a husband could be unfaithful to his wife without it being considered adultery. (read more)
In its simplest form masala chai is prepared by boiling a mixture of water and milk together with loose tea leaves and whole spices. The leaves and spice residues are then strained off before serving the beverage. Varied combinations of spices bring an almost infinite variety to this drink. In India, where it is traditional to serve masala chai to guests, each family has their own unique recipe. The serving of this drink has no special ritual, such as is found in other cultures, for example the Japanese tea ceremony, but is simply offered and enjoyed in many forms and situations. Masala chai has become an essential part of the culture, such that chai wallahs offer the beverage on many street corners providing welcome refreshment to passers-by.
Rebekah was instrumental in Jacob's winning, by deception, the blessing of his father Isaac. She also wisely saved Jacob from the wrath of his brother Esau, by advising Jacob to flee to her brother Laban when Esau sought Jacob's death. In rabbinical tradition, she is considered a prophetess and a woman of great virtue. In Christian tradition, she is one of the ancestors of Jesus.