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Next Torah Portion

Summary

In the Torah portion Tazria, God instructs Moses about the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth. God then describes to Moses and Aaron the procedures for identifying and responding to those infected with leprosy. In Metzora, God describes the purification ritual for people and homes afflicted with skin diseases; God also instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the laws of the emission of bodily fluids.

FULL SUMMARY: TAZRIA
FULL SUMMARY: METZORA

Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Leviticus 12:1 - 15:33

II Kings 7:3 - 7:20

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