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Tazria - M’tzora

Tazria - M’tzora

Bearing Seed / A Leper
Leviticus
12:1-15:33

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be impure seven days; she shall be impure as at the time of her condition of menstrual separation." - Leviticus 12:1-2

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time of being purified ." - Leviticus 14:1-2

Summary: 
  • God describes the rituals of purification for a woman after childbirth. (12:1-8)
  • God sets forth the methods for diagnosing and treating a variety of skin diseases, including tzara-at (a leprous affection), as well as those for purifying clothing. (13:1-59)
  • Priestly rituals to cure tzara-at when it afflicts humans are described. (14:1-32)
  • Rituals to rid dwelling places of tzara-at are presented. (14:33-57)
  • The parashah denotes male impurities resulting from a penile discharge or seminal emission. (15:1-18)
  • The parashah concludes with accounts of female impurities caused by a discharge of blood. (15:19-33)

When do we read Tazria - M’tzora?

2017 Apr 29 /3 Iyyar, 5777