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Author: Gidon Ariel

Published Date: April 05, 2019

Photo credits: Chabad.org

In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Metzorah, LEVITICUS 14:1-15:33 discusses the purification of the metzorah, or leper, and ends with the laws pertaining to one who experiences an impure bodily discharge.

Topic 1: Purification Process Following Tzaraat
Since tzaraat renders one ritually impure, the Torah next describes the process by which the afflicted becomes purified. It is a three-stage process. First, the priest must determine that the physical manifestations of the affliction are gone. The priest then slaughters a clean bird and takes a second clean bird, a crimson thread and… Read More »

Topic 2: Impure Discharges
This chapter outlines the various bodily discharges a person may experience which render them impure. Not only is the person who experiences the discharge affected, but also anyone who touches him or her or anything the affected person has come in contact with. Those contaminated by contact, however, are impure to a lesser degree, requiring… Read More »

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