The Dress of the Unfaithful Wife

2009 / Paper

The Dress of the Sotah, which literally means the adulteress wife, addresses the painful ordeal depicted in the Bible in which a man who suspects his wife of committing adultery brings her before the high priests and forces her to publicly uncover her hair and drink a bitter  water to prove her innocence.

The piece refers to her lack of privacy, the public humiliation and her sexuality which so troubled the Rabbis.