Yemenite Menarche Ritual

A Yemenite Menarche Ritual – a custom at menarche for Jews which occurred in Yemen.  The mother took the daughter and took some melted butter and pitot bread, put the daughters hands in a bowl, and poured melted butter over her hands and arms, while breaking off the chunks of pita into the bowl, while explaining that this is so that blessing will flow from her hands always, and charity will flow from her hands to the poor.

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