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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora

76 - THE OFFERING AFTER CHILDBIRTH


Leviticus 12:1-6 -- 1 “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If a woman has conceived, and borne a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of her customary impurity she shall be unclean. 3 And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4 She shall then continue in the blood of her purification thirty-three days. She shall not touch any hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary until the days of her purification are fulfilled. 5 But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her customary impurity, and she shall continue in the blood of her purification sixty-six days. 6 When the days of her purification are fulfilled, whether for a son or a daughter, she shall bring to the priest a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting.”

The offering brought by a woman after childbirth is really an Offering of Higher or Lower Value; the law, however, here provides only for a twofold division of donors into the affluent and the poor.

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